Legislative Session Kicks Off Next Month

December 15, 2021

The 2022 New York State legislative session begins on January 5, the same day that Governor Kathy Hochul will deliver her first State of the State address in the Assembly Chamber—the first time the speech will be held there in years—and lay out her policy agenda.

Governor Hochul must release her proposed Executive budget by January 18. GNYHA’s top budget priorities are reforming the Medicaid Global Cap, increasing Medicaid rates that don’t cover the cost of care, increasing support for voluntary and public safety net hospitals, providing capital funding for hospitals and nursing homes, and funding the nursing home staffing mandate.

GNYHA and 1199SEIU United Health Care Workers East will also advocate for a robust New York State health workforce initiative that would provide $600 million over four years to support professional training and support hospitals, nursing homes, health professional schools, and other organizations as they seek to build the health workforce.

The last day of the legislative session is June 2.