Gresham Commends Protection of Healthcare Funding in NY State Budget

April 1, 2019

1199SEIU President George Gresham released the following statement today regarding the passage of the Fiscal Year 2020 New York State budget:

"I commend Senate Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins, Assembly Speaker Heastie, and Governor Cuomo for their commitment to protecting the health and well-being of of New York's communities.

"1199ers statewide took to the streets to protest the proposed cuts because they understand that reductions in healthcare funding directly impact our local facilities and the most vulnerable in a way that affects generations of people.

"We look forward to continuing to work with Albany to ensure that New Yorkers are protected from Washington's whims, and are able to receive the continued care needed to keep our communities healthy and strong."