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Economic & Community Benefit Analyses:

New York City

New York’s Hospitals and Health Systems Improve the Economy and Community

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There are no hospitals in the 99th Assembly District. You’ve been taken to the report for the region in which this district is located.

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Economic activity Jobs generated

The economic activity generated by hospitals through jobs and the purchasing of goods and services makes up 9.6% of the state’s entire gross domestic product. Data are mainly from 2021 New York state hospital cost reports.

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Jobs generated Jobs generated

Hospitals and health systems are often the largest employers in communities, generate many more jobs and are top 10 private sector employers in every region of New York. Data source: New York State Department of Labor 2021.

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Payroll expenditures Payroll expenditures

New York hospitals’ #1 investment is in their people, including direct salary and benefits to their employees. Data are mainly from 2021 New York state hospital cost reports.

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Tax dollars
Tax dollars generated

New York hospitals generate significant tax dollars and stimulate the economies of local communities and the whole state. Data are mainly from 2021 New York state hospital cost reports and state/federal tax tables.

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Community benefits
and investments
Community benefits
and investments

Adhering to their charitable mission, hospitals cover the cost of care provided to people in need; subsidize care and services to low-income, elderly and under-served communities; and continuously invest in many community health initiatives. Data source: 2020 IRS Form 990 Schedule H, reported by hospitals. This figure does not include the billions more in community benefit provided by New York’s 22 public hospitals, which are exempt from filing this IRS form.

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provided care
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People treated in the
emergency room
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People admitted
to hospitals
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Babies delivered
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Reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid

In this region, 72% of inpatient discharges and 60% of outpatient visits are covered by Medicare and Medicaid.

A large share of hospital reimbursement comes from Medicare and Medicaid, which do not cover the cost of care. This underpayment is driven by large volumes of inpatient and outpatient services provided to individuals covered by these public insurance programs.