U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Upstate New York’s ‘safety net’ hospitals, which provide healthcare to patients in need regardless of insurance, will receive an additional $290,730,000 in health system funding allocated by Health and Human Services (HHS) – as healthcare providers across the state face financial difficulty due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Schumer and Gillibrand explained that while hospitals in Upstate New York were extremely busy as the frontline defense against the virus, many health systems saw a significant decrease in earnings as revenue-creating services, such as elective surgeries, were put on hold to help combat the pandemic. To read a full copy of the press release, click HERE.
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