January 18, 2022
Statement from HANYS President Bea Grause, RN, JD, on Governor Hochul’s 2022-2023 budget proposal
Gov. Hochul's bold, unprecedented healthcare investments would provide the critical support New York’s healthcare delivery system needs now while positioning us to build and staff the modernized, resilient healthcare system we’ll need in the future. Her proposals to grow and retain our workforce and invest in aging infrastructure are much needed and greatly appreciated. Equally important are the reversal of the 1.5% across-the-board Medicaid cut to healthcare providers and 1% rate increase after years of flat reimbursement.
We are grateful for the governor’s support for New York’s not-for-profit and public hospitals, continuing care providers and the communities they serve. We look forward to working with the governor and the Legislature to ensure the final budget supports all of New York's hospitals and health systems as they recover from the ongoing pandemic and build toward a healthier future.
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.