TELL THE GOVERNOR HOW TO SPEND $10 BILLION FOR HEALTH CARE IN NEW YORK!
Governor Cuomo will file a federal Medicaid waiver that could potentially net $10 billion for funding of health care programs in New York. This money comes as a reward for the “cost saving” measures from the Medicaid Redesign Team’s recommendations in early 2011. Low-income communities of color, immigrant communities, and the health care institutions that they frequent bore the brunt of these cuts. Therefore, we believe waiver money should be prioritized to bolster safety-net institutions, improve access to quality, affordable health care for vulnerable populations, and implement recommendations geared towards eliminating health disparities. You will only be given two minutes to talk so we need to be fast, clear, and to the point.
Join the Save Our Safety Net- Campaign at the NYC public hearing to say:
Save Our Safety Net! More funding for health care in our communities! End health disparities now!
What: Public Hearing on federal Medicaid waiver
When: Monday, June 18, 2012 from 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Where: Bronx Community College, 2155 University Ave, Bronx, NY 10453
You will have the opportunity to sign up to testify on-site. No RSVP needed.
For more information on the waiver and hearings: http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/06042012-new-federal-waiver-to-request
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