A bill to let for-profit private equity firms take over New York hospitals is moving fast through the State Senate.
Right now, New York State does not allow for-profit corporations to run our hospitals. But that could all change if this bill is passed.
Other states like Texas and Mississippi have experimented with letting for-profit chains run hospitals. It's been a disaster for patients!
Emergency rooms get more crowded and patients have to wait longer to see a doctor. Nurse and caregiver staffing drops to unsafe levels — meaning that patients can’t get the care they need.
There’s even evidence that patient deaths increase — according to a study from Duke University.
We need to tell our lawmakers to put quality patient care before profits!
Call your State Senator and Assembly member and tell them:
“Hi, my name is __________. I live in your district and I’m calling to urge you to vote NO on any attempt to let for-profit private equity firms take over New York hospitals — like Senate 5092.”
“We can’t let for-profit private equity firms take over New York hospitals.”
“Private equity firms wrecked our economy. We can’t let them experiment on our patients.”
“Put patients before profits. Thank you!”
[Be sure to leave a voicemail if no one answers!]
The New York State Nurses Association is the voice for hundreds of thousands of frontline nurses. We are New York’s largest union and professional association for registered nurses.