Saratoga, NY – Congresswoman Stefanik sent a bipartisan letter, along with members of the New York Congressional Delegation, requesting that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reconsider their potential decision to allocate hospital funding to hospitals based on Medicare payment data. Despite the disproportionate scale of the COVID-19 crisis in New York, HHA has chosen not to give New York priority when distributing funding appropriated by Congress as part of the recently passed CARES Act. The letter outlines the impact that COVID-19 has made on New York hospitals and requests that they be prioritized for funding.
“The allocation of funding by HHS based on Medicare payment data does not take into account the effects that COVID-19 has had on our New York State hospitals,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “I’m joining Members of our New York Congressional delegation in advocating for increased support for our New York hospitals, who have been working tirelessly to combat this outbreak. I will continue to advocate for our hospitals to receive critical funding for increased staffing, expanded capacity, and more essential resources including ventilators and PPE.”