The New York State FY 2017-18 budget was enacted on Sunday, April 9th, after the Governor and Legislature came to agreement on several outstanding issues. The final budget bill includes $54.4M in indigent care funding and $500M in Health Care Facility Transformation Funding (HCFTF), a minimum of $75M of which has been earmarked for community-based
The Assembly and Senate released their budget responses to the Governor’s budget proposal - known as one house bills – on Monday, March 13. CHCANYS is still reviewing the bills and will provide a more detailed summary soon; in the meantime, please note the following hightlights:
Indigent Care Funding Neither the Assembly nor the Senate
The proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act unveiled this week by House Republicans and supported by President Trump puts the health care of millions of New Yorkers – and tens of millions of Americans – at risk.
The Community Health Care Association of New York (CHCANYS) and New York’s federally qualified health centers
On the largest advocacy day in its history, the Community Health Care Association of NYS (CHCANYS) and 900 community health care supporters told Albany lawmakers and the Cuomo administration that New York’s health care safety net is at risk.
“If the state is going to meet its health care transformation goals, our community health providers need
Treating people for free or for very little money has been the role of community health centers across the U.S. for decades. In 2015, 1 in 12 Americans sought care at one of these clinics; nearly 6 in 10 were women, and hundreds of thousands were veterans.
The community clinics — now roughly 1,300-strong — have also expanded in recent years to
CHCANYS Assistant Director of Policy Lacey Clarke testified at a joint Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means Legislative Hearing on the health and Medicaid sections of the 2017-18 New York State Executive Budget on Thursday, February 16. During her presentation, Ms.Clarke highlighted the need for a $20M increase in indigent care funding for FQHCs and
State lawmakers are expected to grill members of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration on Thursday about proposed cuts and promised savings in the health sections of the executive budget as payers, providers and advocates explain which sections they hope legislators keep and which of their priorities the governor has overlooked.
The Community Healthcare
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the establishment of a $19.5 million Community Health Care Revolving Capital Fund. The public-private partnership will deliver low-cost loans to health care providers across the state for capital projects that will improve access to care for all New Yorkers. "Every New Yorker deserves access to quality health care,