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
Summary Table of 2022 Legislative Session
New York Governor Kathy Hochul has now acted on every bill sent to her desk during the 2022 legislative session. The attached table summarizes bills of interest to GNYHA members, our positions, and whether Governor Hochul has signed or vetoed the bills, including any changes the Executive and Legislature have agreed to (also known as...
February 1, 2023
Continuing Care Policy Updates
State Updates GNYHA expects the State fiscal year 2023 Executive budget to be released by February 1. GNYHA and 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, through the Healthcare Education Project, have begun laying the groundwork for the budget process by launching a digital ad campaign calling on Albany to “Close the Medicaid Coverage Gap” by increasing...
January 20, 2023
Governor Hochul’s State of the State Address Focuses on Mental Health
New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s State of the State address today focused heavily on mental health, including several initiatives to increase funding for current programs and create new capacity. These bold initiatives would build upon the current State budget, which increased inpatient Medicaid mental health fee-for-service rates by 20% and increased funding for comprehensive psychiatric...
January 10, 2023