MSSNY Applauds NYS Assembly and Senate for Advancing One-House Budget Proposals to Restore Health Care Cuts in the Executive Budget
For Immediate Release
March 17, 2021
MSSNY Applauds NYS Assembly and Senate for Advancing
One-House Budget Proposals to Restore Health Care Cuts
in the Executive Budget
Statement Attributable to:
Bonnie Litvack, MD
President, Medical Society of the State of New York
“We thank the New York State Assembly and New York State Senate for advancing one-house Budget proposals that would restore numerous steep health care cuts that have been advanced in the Executive Budget. With physicians facing historic drops in patient visits and patient revenue over the last year as a result of the crisis we collectively faced, there could not be a worse time to cut Medicaid as well as other essential programs that help to preserve patient access to needed care such as the Excess Medical Malpractice Insurance Program.
Moreover, with so many physicians and other health care practitioners struggling in the aftermath of the pandemic, cuts to MSSNY’s Committee for Physicians Health would only reduce access to these critical services needed by many. We applaud the Assembly and Senate leadership for rejecting these cuts and look forward to working with them on these and other key health care issues under Budget consideration as the Legislature and Governor work towards adoption of a final Budget by April 1.”
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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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