See below for Save NY’s Safety Net Coalition sample 'thank you' language.
Thank you @NYSA_Majority & @NYSenate for delaying the Medicaid pharmacy carve-out and saving NY’s community healthcare safety-net. We look forward to working with you on solutions that will help low-income NYers get the quality healthcare they need and deserve. #DontCutTheNet
We are grateful for leadership of @CarlHeastie @AndreaSCousins @NYSenatorRivera @DickGottfried in delaying Medicaid pharmacy carve-out and look forward to working with you on solutions to save the #340B safety-net for the millions of NYers who rely on our services. #DontCutTheNet
To: [INSERT CONTACT INFO]
On behalf of [INSERT ORGANIZATION], thank you for your efforts and leadership to delay the 340B carve out in the 2021 New York State Budget, also known as [INSERT SENATE/ASSEMBLY BILL #s].
The delay that you helped us achieve allows [INSERT ORGANIZATION] to continue to provide vital healthcare services for our [INSERT NUMBER OF PATIENTS] patients without a sudden and catastrophic gap in resources. As you know, our patients include some of the region’s most vulnerable and traditionally marginalized populations, including communities of color, individuals living with HIV, refugees and the LGTBQ+ community.
Here is how your leadership for this 2021 NYS Budget made a difference. 340B resources sustained as part of the two-year delay of the carve out will allow [INSERT ORGANIZATION] to continue or expand these services:
- HIV dental care
- HIV specialty care
- Expansion of substance use services and capacity
- Expansion of mental health services and capacity
- Expansion of COVID-19 vaccination efforts
With all of the community health centers across New York State, we thank you. We are grateful for your willingness to listen in regards to this issue, and more importantly, to act on it.
If you ever want to see firsthand the impact that this delay means to our organization and our patients, I would be happy to give you a tour of our facilities.
Thank you, again, and please consider [INSERT ORGANIZATION] one of your trusted community partners.
Social Media Posts for State Budget Advocacy
Below are graphics for social media (Facebook and Twitter) that can be used during State Budget Advocacy to bring attention to our most important asks for the year.
When using the graphics, please include messaging specific to your health center in the tweet or post; include the appropriate hashtags below; and tag your statewide representatives, the governor, and NYSDOH.
Suggested 340B Safety Net Tweets
We urge @DickGottfried to stand by your commitment to delay the Medicaid pharmacy carve-out in this year’s budget. Don’t abandon #340B safety-net providers and the people most in need of life-saving care. @NYGovCuomo @NYSA_Majority @NYSenate #DontCutTheNet
We thank @NYSenate for supporting #340B safety-net providers and the people most in need of life-saving care. We call on you to stand strong: repeal/delay the Medicaid pharmacy carve-out and reject @NYGovCuomo's Reinvestment Fund! #DontCutTheNet
.@NYGovCuomo's Reinvestment Fund is insufficient to mitigate #340B safety-net losses and will only continue @HealthNYGov's exponential underfunding of life-saving services. Repeal the pharmacy carve-out & reject the Reinvestment Fund! @NYSA_Majority @NYSenate #DontCutTheNet
Medicaid pharmacy carve-out will strip funding away from community safety-net providers and endanger millions of lives leaving their care in the hands of a vast, impersonal bureaucracy. @NYGovCuomo @HealthNYGov @NYSA_Majority @NYSenate #DontCutTheNet
Take Action: Include Coverage4All In the NYS Budget!
Thousands of immigrant New Yorkers have been abandoned by their state and cannot achieve a safe recovery from COVID-19 when they lack health insurance because of their immigration status. We urgently need the Legislature to include A1585/S2549 in the NYS budget. View the full toolkit here.