Advocacy

 

An indispensable voice in Washington, Albany, and the health care community, GNYHA uses its policy expertise, vast analytical tools, and uncommon resources to advocate for our members. GNYHA educates policymakers and State and Federal legislators on the complexities and constraints hospitals face in delivering care.


Federal Budget

Every year, Congress and the President debate a budget that often includes important health care funding and policy

decisions that can impact a variety of health care programs. In recent years they have also debated major deficit reduction proposals. These debates have focused on changes to Medicare hospital reimbursement and Medicaid funding to states. GNYHA advocacy focuses on protecting vital Medicare and Medicaid payments that enable hospitals to continue providing high-quality patient care. 

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Government Affairs Forum

GNYHA’s Government Affairs Forum convenes representatives from member hospitals to discuss a variety of issues at the State and Federal level. 

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Hospital Issues

GNYHA is a leading voice in Washington, DC on issues of importance to our members. A number of bills are introduced in Congress each year that would impact hospitals, and GNYHA works tirelessly to support and protect our members’ interests.

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Insurance, Medicare & Medicaid

GNYHA strongly opposes Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement cuts to hospitals. In Washington, DC, GNYHA is a powerful, expert voice on Medicare funding to support

teaching hospitals’ mission to train tomorrow’s doctors, as well as numerous Medicare and Medicaid regulatory and legislative issues. In Albany, GNYHA fights to protect Medicaid funding for its member hospitals.

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Other Federal Legislation

Congress and the President consider actions annually on health care issues that would have indirect benefits or consequences for hospitals.

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Government Affairs Forum

GNYHA’s Government Affairs Forum convenes representatives from member hospitals to discuss a variety of issues at the State and Federal level. 

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Insurance & Medicaid

GNYHA supports bills that minimize unnecessary regulatory burdens, protect consumers from arbitrary coverage limitations, and maximize access to high-quality care.

GNYHA aggressively opposes Medicaid cuts to hospitals during the State budget process. 

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Medical Malpractice

GNYHA is a strong voice against legislation that would worsen hospitals’ already sky high medical malpractice costs. Working with stakeholders, GNYHA is a proponent of comprehensive medical malpractice reform. 

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New York State Budget

Every year, the New York State budget includes important health care funding and policy decisions that can impact a variety

of health care programs, from Medicaid spending to programs that encourage physician placement in underserved areas. GNYHA advocates in Albany every year for a State budget that protects health care funding for hospitals.

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Nurse Staffing Ratios

GNYHA fiercely opposes legislation that would impose inflexible nurse staff ratios on every hospital in the State.

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Other NYS Legislation

Each year GNYHA identifies the New York State legislative and regulatory issues of importance to our New York

member hospitals. As always, GNYHA will continue to work closely with members of the New York State Senate and Assembly, the Executive Branch, and our State partners to ensure that our member institutions can focus on their core mission of providing the highest quality care to their patients. 

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Workforce

The workforce is the backbone of New York’s hospitals. GNYHA supports bills that would strengthen the State’s health care system and improve patient care through workforce development.

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