March 31, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kevin Kerwin
518.463.1118, ext. 806
kerwin@nyshcp.org

HCP Calls on the Legislature and Governor to Reject Cuts to
Health Care in State Budget

 

Today, NYS Association of Health Care Providers President and CEO Kathy Febraio,
commended Governor Cuomo for his leadership in managing the COVID outbreak.
‘Governor Cuomo’s work to stop the spread of COVID-19 has keenly demonstrated his
compassion and forethought to ensure the health and safety of those in New York and
beyond.’ Febraio said.

She continued, ‘But at this time of urgent need, New Yorkers cannot afford draconian
budget cuts to health care and Medicaid. I implore Majority Leader Stewart Cousins,
Speaker Heastie and Governor Cuomo to reject the proposals put forth by the Governor’s
Medicaid Redesign Team.’

‘At this time in history with the lives of so many at stake, the State must invest in health
care, and in particular home care, to ensure that New York can keep it’s frail and elderly
safe and healthy in their own homes and communities keeping them out of hospitals and
nursing homes, which are facing an unprecedented health care crisis.’

Febraio concluded, ‘Now more than ever, the State must invest in home care!’
A copy of the letter that HCP has repeatedly sent to the Governor and Legislature
can be found here:
https://nyshcp.org/NYSHCP/News___Information_Tab/NewsAlerts/News-Alerts2020/MRT-II-Votes-to-Forward-Recommendations-to-the-Governor.aspx.

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The New York State Association of Health Care Providers, Inc. (HCP) is a statewide trade association
representing the full spectrum of home and community-based care providers through information,
advocacy, and education. HCP represents licensed home care services agencies, certified home health
agencies, hospices, fiscal intermediaries and related health organizations. Through a strong network of
regional chapters and an active State office in Albany, HCP is a primary authority of the home health care
industry.

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