University Hospital in Newark was front and center as the premier academic medical center responding to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Unfortunately, the Revised FY2021 state budget cut funding to Charity Care and NJ’s safety net hospital, University Hospital.
New Jersey has nearly 200,000 COVID-19 cases and more than 16,000 have died. New Jersey must invest in health care services, not penalize our healthcare heroes who were on the frontlines saving lives throughout the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. While we are aware of the state’s revenue shortfalls, we also understand that a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is likely. NJ needs greater budget funding for our state’s only public hospital, University Hospital in the FY2021 budget. Click here to send a letter to the Governor and your state legislators urging them to provide that funding.
Join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to urge NJ lawmakers to restore Charity Care and GME funding for UH. NJ cannot afford to ignore supporting public health care at a time of a global pandemic. Support our #HealthcareHeroes who #ProtectOurCare.
On Twitter, tag the following:
- @NJSenDems @senatenj
- @njassemblydems @NJAssemblyGOP
- @hpaeaft @CWA_NJ @cirseiu @ABhsnj
Use these messages:
Protect public healthcare for Newark, restore funding for University Hospital, NJ’s public hospital a premier academic medical center.
Communities of color were disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. It’s time to invest in public health in Newark. Tell Trenton to restore funding for University Hospital in Newark.
Tell NJ lawmakers in Trenton, keep your commitment to Newark, fully fund University Hospital. If able, take a photo of yourself with the messages below on home-made signs and post them to social media.
NJ lawmakers must not forget, #healthcareheroes stayed on the frontlines to save lives. Now it’s time for Trenton to fully fund #PublicHealthcare
How can we prepare for another surge of #COVID19? By restoring the funding for NJ’s safety net hospital, University Hospital. #FundPublicHealthcare #ProtectPublicHealthCare