Although the 2017 elections were local, the stakes were high throughout New York State. A statewide ballot initiative, along with several high-stakes mayoral and county executive elections, moved NYSNA’s Political Action Team to action.
New York City’s public hospital system is the city’s essential safety net provider and important for the survival of private hospitals. But according to a new report by two leading policy experts, Barbara Caress and James Parrott, public hospitals are forced to operate without fair and equal funding. Last year alone, the NYC public hospital system served almost five million out-patient visits and over 200 thousand in-patient admissions, many of them shunned by private hospitals.