The New York State Assembly Health Committee and Task Force on Women’s Issues held a hearing on November 30 to examine the quality of and access to perinatal care, maternal morbidity and mortality, and racial disparities. Lorraine Ryan, GNYHA’s Senior Vice President, Legal, Regulatory, and Professional Affairs, testified on behalf of GNYHA members. Her testimony (attached) described member hospitals’ efforts to improve care for pregnant people and their newborns, reduce maternal mortality and morbidity, address implicit bias, and reduce racial disparities. Legislators inquired about the progress of perinatal care initiatives.
GNYHA Testifies at Perinatal Care Hearing
December 15, 2021
Commission Approves New House Maps
The Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) has approved new Congressional districts and sent them to the State Legislature for approval. The 9-1 vote was noteworthy because the last time the bipartisan panel was faced with a similar decision, it failed to agree, leading to a lengthy court fight and the appointment of a “special master” to...
February 16, 2024
Governor Hochul’s State of the State Address Ignores Medicaid Underpayments to Hospitals; GNYHA, 1199SEIU Respond
Governor Kathy Hochul delivered her State of the State address today. Like last year, it focused heavily on mental health and its linkage to public safety. The Governor did not mention increasing the Medicaid reimbursement rate to hospitals. In response, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East President George Gresham and I issued the following press statement:...
January 10, 2024
State Policy Update
New York Governor Kathy Hochul today delivered the 2023 State of the State address in Albany and released some details in the 2023 State of the State book and other proposals here. She is expected to release the 2024-25 Executive budget in the coming week. Specific to continuing care, the Governor announced initiatives to help...
January 9, 2024