GNYHA continues to advocate for our members during State budget negotiations. David Rich, Executive Vice President for Government Affairs, Communications, and Public Policy, testified at the Legislature’s Health/Medicaid Joint Budget Hearing on January 29 in Albany. He commended Governor Andrew Cuomo for forming the new Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT), which is tasked with finding $2.5 billion in Medicaid savings, and said Albany should protect New York hospitals and the people they serve. More information on the Governor’s budget proposals and GNYHA’s positions is available in the 2020-21 NYS Budget Proposals.

Governor Cuomo officially named the members of the MRT last week. We look forward to working with these highly respected leaders, the Executive, and the Legislature throughout the MRT process. The MRT’s first public hearing is tomorrow (February 11). More information is available here.