In the weeks since the proposed 2022-2023 NYS Executive Budget was announced, the Alliance has determined and begun undertaking activities to support its Advocacy Priorities relating to the state budget process this year:
- NYSBHA seeks $5M in news funds, in addition to the $17M in Governor Hochul’s proposal. This additional funding would restore SBHCs to the level of State, non-Medicaid funding it had 5 years ago, when a sobering 20% across-the-board cut was instituted.
- Working with our legislative champions – NYS Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard N. Gottfried and NYS Senate Health Committee Chair Gustavo Rivera – NYSBHA remains steadfast in its efforts to keep SBHCs permanently carved out of Medicaid Managed Care. Legislation A9288 (Gottfried) / S08447(Rivera) provides that services provided by school-based health centers shall not be provided to medical assistance recipients through managed care programs.
As always, we are thrilled to have the support of state organizations who value SBHCs and the services they provide to children in historically underserved communities.
See NYSBHA’s memo of support NYSBHA SupportmemoA9288 (Gottfried)
Greater NY Hospital Association’s (GNYHA) memo of support GNYHA A.9288- School-Based Health Centers – SUPPORT
NYS Untied Teacher’s (NYSUT) memo of support NYSUT A.9288 SBHC
For questions about these priorities, see NYSBHA’s Advocacy Center or contact NYSBHA at email@example.com.