Thursday, March 9, 2017

GOP Health Care Plan Would Put City Hospitals in 'Tremendous Danger,'

By Erin Durkin, Cameron Joseph, Glenn Blain and Kenneth Lovett

The House GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare could cost already cash-strapped city hospitals hundreds of millions of dollars and potentially blow a multi-billion dollar hole in future state budgets, officials said Wednesday.

The state would have time to prepare since the House plan wouldn’t go into effect until the end of 2019.

Even so, Mayor de Blasio warned it would have a "devastating" impact on 1.6 million city residents and pose a "tremendous danger" to the city's hospital system.

"The discussions in Washington seem to leave out how devastating the impact would be on 1.6 million New Yorkers, and tens of millions of Americans," the mayor said.

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Source: The New York Daily News (via The Empire Report)

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