Charles Rothberg M.D. Re: Executive Budget Proposal


Medical Society of the State of New York

865 Merrick Ave. Westbury, NY 11590-9007
Communications Division
Telephone: (516) 488-6100

For Immediate Release


Statement by Charles Rothberg, MD, President of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY), Regarding the Executive Budget Proposal

“While MSSNY is continuing to review all of the legislative proposals contained in the Executive Budget, New York’s physicians appreciate the continued efforts of Governor Cuomo to assure the availability of affordable health insurance options for New Yorkers despite efforts by some at the federal level to drastically reduce funding for these programs.   The enormous Budget deficit this State faces presents a significant challenge.  While we have concerns with some provisions of the proposed Budget that could make it more difficult for patients to receive needed physician care, we will continue to work proactively with the Governor and Legislature to meet these challenges so as to protect and preserve our world class health care system.”

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Founded in 1807, the Medical Society of the State of New York is the state’s principal non-profit professional organization for physicians, residents and medical students of all specialties. Its mission is to represent the interests of patients and physicians to assure quality healthcare services for all.


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Medical Society of the State of New York
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