Andrew Cuomo on Health Care
Protect ObamaCare coverage of preexisting conditions
The federal government is trying to roll back the Affordable Health Care Act. It has dire repercussions for this state. We want to protect affordable health care.
We need to codify the ACA and safeguard the protections for preexisting conditions in our law so the federal government cannot change those protections, period.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to the New York legislature
, Jan 15, 2019
Extra funding for breast cancer screenings
Early detection is the best treatment for breast cancer. I propose $90 million to make New York have the most aggressive breast cancer screening operation in this country.
Mobile units that can get to women, longer hours for clinics, weekend hours for clinics. DFS making sure insurance companies are willing to pay for the screening.
Source: 2016 State of the State speech to New York legislature
, Jan 13, 2016
Implement the N.Y. Health Exchange with federal funds
Almost 16% of New Yorkers under the age of 65--2.7 million people--are uninsured. Most are working people and their dependents. We have a unique opportunity to address this challenge by developing a New York State Health Insurance Exchange that will be
financed entirely by the federal government. When the Exchange is implemented, more than one million New Yorkers will gain health coverage and individuals who currently buy their coverage directly will see their cost drop by 66%. Small businesses will
see the cost of providing coverage to their employees drop by 22%.
In addition to the benefits to the uninsured and small businesses, the Exchange will benefit New York's taxpayers. The $1.7 billion that taxpayers currently contribute to offset the
cost of providing care to the uninsured will be significantly reduced. The increased federal Medicaid match that recognizes New York's higher Medicaid eligibility levels will bring an additional $18 billion in funds to the state over 10 years.
Source: 2012 New York State of the State Address
, Jan 4, 2012
Supports government-run healthcare.
Cuomo supports the CC survey question on government-run healthcare
The Christian Coalition voter guide [is] one of the most powerful tools Christians have ever had to impact our society during elections. This simple tool has helped educate tens of millions of citizens across this nation as to where candidates for public office stand on key faith and family issues.
The CC survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Federal government run health care system"
Source: Christian Coalition Survey 10-CC-q5 on Aug 11, 2010
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