New York state lawmakers aim to establish primary care reform commission

News release from the Primary Care Development Corporation, a PCC Executive Member:

PCDC Supports Legislation to Strengthen Primary Care in New York

Primary care is undervalued and underfunded, despite evidence that it improves health outcomes and reduces costs

The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) applauds the introduction of A.7230/S.6534, introduced by Sen. Gustavo Rivera, Chair of the Senate Health Committee, and Assembly Member Richard Gottfried, Chair of the Assembly Health Committee. The legislation would strengthen primary care through increased access to and affordability of care across the state. Lack of investment in primary care and prevention has led to rising healthcare costs and increasing rates of chronic illness, leaving New Yorkers vulnerable to threats like COVID-19. Investment in primary care is a crucial step in rebalancing the priorities of New York State’s health system and rebuilding our communities after COVID-19.

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