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HANYS testifies on state budget: Protecting patients and providers is our top priority

HANYS President Bea Grause, RN, JD, testified this week before a joint legislative state budget hearing of the Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means committees. She emphasized HANYS will remain committed throughout the governor’s Medicaid Redesign Team process to protecting provider funding levels, our patients and the dedicated healthcare professionals who serve them.

Ms. Grause spoke of the central importance of hospitals, health systems and post-acute care providers in New York’s communities, remarkable quality improvement progress and the critical frontline role HANYS members play in emergency preparedness, as evidenced in the current coronavirus outbreak.

Ms. Grause also reminded lawmakers of the many challenges providers face, including threats from Washington, fragile financial conditions, challenging workforce issues and the need for continued infrastructure investment.

Read HANYS’ complete 2020 state budget testimony online. Contact: Amy Nickson

Published January 31, 2020