Health care workers head to Albany to fight against Medicaid cuts in state budget

Local News

Health care workers from Rochester boarded a bus to Albany Tuesday morning.

They’ll join thousands from across the state protesting proposed Medicaid cuts in the state budget.

Governor Cuomo has proposed millions in cuts to Medicaid programs including $75 million to the consumer-directed personal assistance program, which allows people with disabilities and the elderly to choose their at-home care.

Workers say cutting Medicaid funding would impact their jobs as well as the level of care provided to those that need it.

“By cutting that off, how will we take care of the people at the hospital and at the community nursing homes and elsewhere,” said Arleata Robin White, a 1199+ delegate and health care worker. “I would like to tell the governor please do not cut that bill. Don’t.”

More than 200 health care workers from western New York will represent the upstate region at the protest.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Covid-19 County by County tracker

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss