January 20, 2021
Statement from HANYS President Bea Grause, RN, JD, on Governor Cuomo’s 2021-2022 budget proposal
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an ongoing, devastating economic impact on the state of New York. HANYS and our members have long supported the governor’s calls for state and local aid from Washington to help protect access to healthcare for our patients. We will continue to advocate for robust federal relief to protect our hospitals, health systems and the healthcare workforce from further devastation.
As hospitals continue to fight the pandemic, lead vaccination efforts and keep their promises on access to essential healthcare services, they need more support now - not less. We urge the state not to cut healthcare and for Congress to take swift action on a financial emergency relief package that adequately supports New York state and thereby protects New York’s healthcare providers, workforce and patients.
The Healthcare Association of New York State is New York’s statewide hospital and continuing care association, representing nonprofit and public hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies and other healthcare organizations. HANYS is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the health of individuals and communities by providing leadership, representation and service to healthcare providers and systems across the entire continuum of care.