No Budget Cuts for Community Health Centers
On November 18th, the New York State Legislature is returning to Albany to cut billions from the current FY2008-09 State Budget. It is imperative that Medicaid, Care for the Uninsured and Migrant Healthcare are not put under the knife. Cutting these programs means cutting critical funding to the state's network of over 50 Community Health Centers. Without fully funded health centers, the healthcare safety net will weaken, more people will use their Emergency Rooms for primary care and the cost to the taxpayer will be event greater.