Thursday, July 13, 2017

Cuomo: 'In New York, We Believe That Health Care is Right, Not a Luxury'

Statement by Governor Andrew Cuomo
on GOP Health Care Bill Revisions

"The token changes to the Senate health care bill are a thinly veiled attempt to disguise the same cruel bill. Far from improving our health care system, the Senate Republican health care bill is still a death trap for New York. The bill delivers tax cuts to insurance companies, medical device companies and high-income people while jeopardizing health care coverage for millions of middle class New Yorkers, exacerbating the opioid epidemic ravaging the country and driving up costs for people with preexisting conditions. 

The Senate Republican bill continues the assault on Medicaid, with devastating cuts that will cost New York billions and put New Yorkers' health in jeopardy. Thanks to Congressmen Faso and Collins, this bill includes an additional $2.3 billion in cuts—cynically disguised as property tax relief—that will cripple hospitals, nursing homes, and home care providers. Make no mistake: Faso and Collins are shamefully working to hurt the very New Yorkers they were sent to Washington to protect. 

"In New York, we believe that health care is a right, not a luxury, and we will continue to fight for access to quality and affordable health. I urge all New Yorkers to continue to make their voices heard, and I call on our entire Congressional delegation to protect New Yorkers and stop this bill." 

Source: Press Office, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

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