Washington, D.C. – In case you missed it, the New York Post focused on Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s leadership advocating for transparency and accountability regarding former Governor Cuomo’s nursing home crimes and cover up. Stefanik has been leading on this issue for over a year.

Hochul promises her administration will be ‘transparent’ with nursing home, pandemic data

New York Post

August 23, 2021

ALBANY — Incoming Gov. Kathy Hochul promised that her administration will be “very transparent” when it comes to releasing documents pertaining to pandemic-related nursing home deaths — after outgoing Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been accused of covering up the true number of COVID-19 deaths in New York’s long term care facilities.

The declaration followed a question from upstate Rep. Elise Stefanik, who raised the importance of starting a “new chapter in transparency and accountability,” probing the new governor over what her plan is when it comes to fixing the Empire State’s marred nursing home record.

“I know many of us represent families who have lost loved ones in our nursing homes, and I just want to reiterate the importance, I believe, of turning the page and having a new chapter in transparency and accountability when it comes to our nursing home crisis,” said Stefanik.

“I want to just call on you to have an independent review of our nursing home pandemic response to ensure that we can protect our elderly in future outbreaks. We want to make sure the data is released and it’s transparent.”

“Again, this is a nonpartisan issue I have spoken with families who are heartbroken,” she added.

Around 15,000 residents of nursing homes and other elder care facilities have died in the state due COVID-19 since the pandemic’s start, according to state Health Department records.

Stefanik’s query comes on the heels of a recent report issued by the Empire Center for Public Policy, a watchdog group that sued the state last year and won, resulting in the release of pandemic-era data tied to long term care facilities.

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