The Deputy Majority Leader of the New York State Senate, John DeFrancisco, predicted there will be health care cuts in the upcoming State Budget. The State is facing an estimated $4.2 billion deficit, with addition federal funding cuts possible.
Several news outlets quoted DeFrancisco stating, “I think it’s going to be very, very difficult. Probably the most difficult budget year the governor has had since he’s been governor.”
He went on to discuss possible funding cuts, saying “It’ll never happen in education — there’s no way that’s going to happen. But in health care: Listen, we provide more benefits in health care than any state, and some like Texas and California, combined. That’s wonderful, and we’re very generous and the like. But you can’t keep doing that indefinitely especially when you have a bad year.”