Statement by 1199SEIU President George Gresham Re: Governor Cuomo’s Plan to Protect Access to Quality, Affordable Health Care for All New Yorkers

June 5, 2017

“The health care plan proposed by the extreme right-wing will wreak havoc on our health care system by cutting hundreds of billions of dollars in Medicaid funding and weakening insurance protections, putting millions of vulnerable Americans at risk of losing coverage. As New Yorkers face this terrifying prospect, Governor Cuomo is taking immediate action to protect access to health insurance for all New Yorkers. These measures, the first of their kind in the nation, will ensure that insurance providers in New York don’t discriminate against anyone because of age, gender, or pre-existing condition. The healthcare workers of 1199SEIU commend Governor Cuomo for taking bold, progressive action in protecting our residents, and we will continue to fight with him against the devastating health care cuts in Washington.”