Statement from 1199 President George Gresham on healthcare component of Gov. Hochul’s budget proposal

January 19, 2022

“Governor Hochul is rightly responding to our ongoing healthcare crisis by putting an end to years of austerity and making desperately-needed investments in the providers and caregivers on the frontlines. We appreciate her focus on rewarding those who have sacrificed so much during this pandemic and building the workforce of the future so that patients can receive the highest-quality care.

“While these investments are significant, they are not yet enough to support a real recovery for our vital safety net institutions or for the home care workers that care for the most vulnerable. We look forward to working with the Governor and the Legislature in the budget negotiation process to address these gaps.”