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May 2, 2023

Statement from HANYS President Bea Grause, RN, JD, on the 2023-2024 state budget

We thank the governor and Legislature for their engagement over the last several months. Medicaid rate increases of any kind are rare and greatly appreciated. Unfortunately, this budget also includes harmful policies that, for some hospitals and health systems, significantly reduce the positive impact of the critically important and long overdue rate investments.

Healthcare providers statewide continue to face severe fiscal and healthcare workforce crises, with no end in sight. As we move forward, much more will need to be done to help sustain New Yorkers’ access to care.


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.