New Department of Health Analysis Shows That Repeal of Affordable Care Act Would Result in $18.5 Million in Cuts to 17 Hospitals in 23rd Congressional District
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that an analysis by the New York State Department of Health shows that 17 hospitals in the 23rd Congressional District would lose $18.5 million in funding if the Ryan/Collins/Faso health care repeal is passed, crippling their ability to provide critical health care services for local residents and jeopardizing hundreds of jobs across the district.
The massive cuts in funding to hospitals in Congressman Reed’s District underscore the devastating impact the combination of the Collins/Faso Amendment and Paul Ryan’s health care replacement plan will have on New Yorkers across the state. The following hospitals in the 23rd District would be severely impacted with enormous cuts in their funding:
- Arnot Ogden Medical Center— $3,546,901 in cuts
- Brooks Memorial Hospital — $897,965 in cuts
- Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca — $1,454,262 in cuts
- Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic — $805,910 in cuts
- Corning Hospital — $1,256,883 in cuts
- Cuba Memorial Hospital — $188,490 in cuts
- Geneva General Hospital — $1,369,755 in cuts
- Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital — $332,203 in cuts
- Jones Memorial Hospital — $741,141 in cuts
- Olean General Hospital — $2,127,279 in cuts
- Schuyler Hospital — $437,238 in cuts
- Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital — $420,583 in cuts
- St. James Mercy Hospital — $795,286 in cuts
- St. Joseph’s Hospital — $1,037,814 in cuts
- TLC Health Network — $619,426 in cuts
- Westfield Memorial Hospital — $123,031 in cuts
- Women’s Christian Association Hospital — $2,352,829 in cuts
- District Total — $18,506,996 in cuts
"The radical conservative ideology in Washington has declared war on New York with legislation that will devastate hospitals across the state and hurt New Yorkers," Governor Cuomo said. "These massive cuts will cripple our hospitals and ravage the health care services on which New Yorkers rely, with $18.5 million in cuts to hospitals in the 23rd District alone. I urge members of the community to call their member of Congress and demand that they vote 'no' on this unconscionable piece of legislation."
Congressmen Chris Collins and John Faso have introduced an amendment to the American Health Care Act that would ban federal reimbursement for state Medicaid funds for local governments outside of New York City, cutting Medicaid for these local governments by $2.3 billion. When added to the $4.6 billion cost of the ACHA over the next four years, the total cost to the State would rise to $6.9 billion. Across New York, 2.7 million New Yorkers would face substantial loss in their current health care coverage, while enormous cuts in funding will threaten the quality and availability of care that New Yorkers need and deserve.