Albany, NY (NEWS10) – Thousands of health care workers gathered at the Capitol this week to seek additional help from the governor, according to Empire State Weekly. The 1199SEIU union marched around the Capitol to draw attention to the struggles facing the health system since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Helen Schaub, political director of the 1199SEIU union, explained that hospitals and nursing homes have not seen Medicaid rate increases in more than 15 years, with the exception of a 1% increase last year. Unions want Medicaid reimbursement rates to be increased by 10% in hospitals and 20% in nursing homes, with no offset.
Also this week, after a week of speculation and waiting, former President Donald Trump will not be indicted or arrested. Attorney Andrew Saffranco of Lamarche Saffranco said he believes prosecutors will pursue indictments in the case due to the political nature of the case. Former President Trump is focused on paying hush money to adult film star Stormy Daniels.
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