HPAE's response to Gov. Murphy's 2024 Fiscal Budget proposals - Health Professionals & Allied Employees

HPAE’s response to Gov. Murphy’s 2024 Fiscal Budget proposals

Please attribute the following statement to HPAE President Debbie White, RN

HPAE, New Jersey’s largest union of healthcare workers, congratulates Gov. Phil Murphy’s forward-looking 2024 Fiscal Budget proposal. We especially applaud the proposed pilot program to eliminate medical debts for tens of thousands of New Jerseyans.

“No one should go broke simply because they were ill,” Murphy said in the address.

Although not specifically addressed today, HPAE will continue to advocate for funding to support New Jersey’s public healthcare facilities including University Hospital in Newark. We urge Gov. Murphy and members of the New Jersey legislature to increase financial support to invest in New Jersey’s only public hospital, a healthcare institution which has provided affordable healthcare to residents across the region. Additionally, HPAE and the 14,000 nurses and healthcare workers represented by the union are calling on lawmakers to invest resources to help solve the current staffing crisis that is putting the state’s healthcare system in jeopardy.

For more information, contact: Michael Allen, (646) 436-7556.