SAVE OUR SAFETY NET HOSPITALS
Support the Enhanced Safety Net Bill!
New York City Health + Hospitals and safety net hospitals throughout the state face a significant financial crisis. Low-income communities and immigrant communities already struggle to access health care in their neighborhoods. Overcrowded emergency rooms and hospital closures are taxing both patients and healthcare providers. Many of these community hospitals do not receive adequate funding based on the number and type of patient population that they serve. New York State has the opportunity to change that with a bill that has passed the State Legislature and is awaiting signature from Governor Cuomo.
The bill would create a true definition of safety net hospitals so that an enhanced Medicaid rate will be available to those hospitals that meet the criteria and truly provide care for Medicaid and uninsured patients. Healthcare workers and community allies are standing together to show support for this bill, to educate our friends and neighbors, and to advocate for the necessary funding to provide the quality healthcare that our communities deserve!