Press Conference: Stefanik, Restore Hospital Funding

100 Park St
Glens Falls, NY 12801
United States
October 19, 2017,
4:15 pm to 5:00 pm

Please join Community Leaders and impacted citizens as we call On Rep. Stefanik & Congress to Restore Vital Health Care Programs .
All are invited to join us, if you are concerned about the 3.7 Million dollars in Medicaid DSH funding that Glens Falls hospital depends on.

Citizen Action of New York is calling on Congress for a bipartisan solution to restore funding for Hospitals (DSH-Disproportionate Share Hospital), CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) and the insurance marketplace. Congress has failed to meet the Oct. 1st deadline to renew funding for these critical programs, which jeopardizes access to health care for hundreds of thousands of NY children, endangers hospitals across the state, and threatens to raise premiums for families by as much as 20%

Medicaid DSH payments are a lifeline to safety net hospitals, enabling them to fulfill their mission to care for the uninsured and underinsured. If cuts are implemented, DSH allocation for New York State would be reduced by roughly $330 million this next year, increasing to $1 billion annually by 2022.

CHIP currently insures about 300,000 children in New York State. The loss of this funding puts children at risk and places an undue financial burden on struggling families.