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CHENANGO COUNTY – On Wednesday, March 22, the New York State Department of Health released an analysis forecasting that upon the passing of the Ryan/Collins/Faso health care repeal, 10 hospitals throughout the 22nd Congressional District would lose a total of $28.1 million in funding, per a release from Governor Andrew Cuomo's office.
Chenango Memorial Hospital (CMH) is among the 10 hospitals that could lose funding if the repeal and its replacement are passed.
“The massive cuts in funding to hospitals in Congresswoman (Claudia) Tenney’s District underscore the devastating impact the combination of the Collins/Faso Amendment and Paul Ryan’s health care replacement plan will have on New Yorkers across the state,” states the release from Cuomo's office.
According to the DoH's analysis, CMH stands to lose $1,340,299 in funding if the Collins/Faso Amendment and Paul Ryan’s health care replacement plan are passed and enacted.
"UHS leadership is recommending that Congress vote against the American Health Care Act in its current form," reads a statement from Matthew J. Salanger, President and CEO of the UHS system, of which UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital is a part.