Statement of Betsy Ryan, New Jersey Hospital Association, President and CEO, on Gov. Christie's FY 2017 Budget Proposal

Feb 16, 2016, 15:42 ET from New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA)

PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "For the healthcare community, there are things to like in this budget proposal, as well as areas of concern. We applaud the Governor's proposed increase of $60.7 million for graduate medical education to prepare the next generation of physicians and his commitment to behavioral health, but we're concerned about the $150 million reduction to charity care. We await details of the charity care distribution formula; we need to ensure that the reduction doesn't unduly impact our hospitals, which continue to provide care to all regardless of their ability to pay. As always, we look forward to a continued dialogue with the Governor's office and Legislature during the budget process."


SOURCE New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA)