N.Y. hospitals face $400 million in cuts amid coronavirus crisis

April 13, 2020

St. Barnabas Hospital hospital in the Bronx, N.Y., recently was given some disturbing news by a state senator: His hospital could soon lose millions of dollars in government funding, according to an article on The New York Times website.

The funding cuts were proposed by a panel convened earlier this year, before the virus had reached the United States, to rein in the state’s growing Medicaid program by identifying $2.5 billion in savings.

The proposals were released in mid-March and include about $400 million in cuts to hospitals.

Asked about the proposed cuts, the N.Y. governor that hospitals would receive a windfall from the $2 trillion federal stimulus package, which provides over $150 billion in grants to hospitals fighting the virus across the country.

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