Campaign Donation to Andrew Cuomo Reportedly Linked to Immunity for Nursing Homes
“New York State Democratic Committee, then backing Cuomo’s primary run in 2018, received more than $1 million from the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) — a lobbying group for hospital systems, some of which own nursing homes”
Until now, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has largely escaped media criticism over the thousands of deaths in New York, linked to the policy that required nursing homes to accept patients infected with Coronavirus.
That may be about to change.
There is reportedly a link between a campaign donation to Cuomo, and the immunity granted to nursing homes against lawsuits.
Adam Shaw reports at FOX News:
Cuomo granted immunity to nursing home executives, after big-money campaign donation: report
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who signed legislation granting hospital and nursing home executives immunity from lawsuits related to the novel coronavirus last month, previously received a big-money boost from a powerful health care industry group, according to a new report.
An article published on the socialist website Jacobin, and re-published by The Guardian, reports that the New York State Democratic Committee, then backing Cuomo’s primary run in 2018, received more than $1 million from the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) — a lobbying group for hospital systems, some of which own nursing homes.
The donation made the group one of the state party’s largest contributors in that cycle. Three of the hospital association’s top officials separately gave more than $150,000 to Cuomo’s campaign between 2015 and 2018, the outlet reported.
That donation is now drawing scrutiny after Cuomo signed legislation last month that protects executives from lawsuits — just as he is under continued criticism for his March 25 order (since deleted) requiring nursing homes to take in COVID-19 patients.
And it gets worse, according to Gregg Re of FOX News:
New York health website deletes Cuomo’s order linked to nursing home fatalities
New York officials have scrubbed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s March 25 order requiring nursing homes to take in COVID-19 patients from the state health department website — even as Cuomo’s office insists that the order, which has been linked to thousands of nursing home deaths, remains in effect.
The web page that once contained the order now directs to a page indicating that the file is “not found.” The archive indicates that the deletion occurred sometime after May 5, around the time that criticism over New York’s nursing home fatalities intensified.
As all of this is unfolding, Cuomo is now blaming the nursing homes for taking infected patients:
Cuomo very much putting this onus for covid deaths in nursing homes on nursing homes: “the obligation is on the nursing home to say, I can’t take a covd-positive person”
— Harry Siegel (@harrysiegel) May 27, 2020
Now @andrewcuomo is blaming nursing homes for obeying his orders on accepting covid-19 patients!
This man is a DISGRACE to the state of New York! pic.twitter.com/A6rKiFkxRg
— ACTforAmerica (@ACTforAmerica) May 27, 2020
He literally did not let them refuse. pic.twitter.com/rkmTliKrzm
— Text Joe 330…Who Stopped… (@TakeJapper1) May 27, 2020
Imagine how confident you have to be that the media will cover for you that you can:
1. Order nursing homes to take COVID-19 patients
2. Try to fudge the numbers when thousands die
3. Get caught, blame Trump
4. Blame nursing homes for the deaths after they followed YOUR order
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) May 27, 2020
The press should not let him get away with this. Enough with the Cuomosexuals, time to hold him accountable. https://t.co/ULsiBaM1F5
— Karol Markowicz (@karol) May 27, 2020
Maybe if the media can stop obsessing over whether or not Trump is wearing a mask for five minutes, they could look into this.
Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.
anyone that thinks the bill is to protect nursing homes, needs to really study hard, it’s to cove the governors arse
Cuomo asses are too FAT to cover………
Those MEGA DONORS always know what palms to grease.
The State May save buckets in Medicaid payments to those nursing homes as well.
I think there will be further troubled waters ahead for Guano Cuomo as it was his dictates which forced Nursing Homes to take the Chinese Virus patients. It was a stupid move by a man of low intelligence, and those Nursing Homes allowing them in should have known the risks to the patients. I don’t think the immunity will fly. If that is the case, would Herr Guano have to give that bribe, errr, donation money back?
New Yorkers voted this corrupt jackass into office again and again: let them live with him.
NO MONEY FOR NY.
Hmm, sounds like we need a special prosecutor, unlimited funds, and a three year investigation…
Of course, they run a mafioso protection scam through the government. It’s the only way that Cuomo knows.
Korrupt Killer Kuomo
Hospitals are one of the nation’s most vicious racketeers–we need morevevidence about the politicians on their payroll. Remember the money for rat face came out of the pockets of patients
When these come out, and they always do come out because they’re always there, what’s shocking isn’t the fact of the payola, but how small the amounts.
Tiny bribes mean it’s an access fee, not corrupting someone, and the patrons feel immune to any blowback. Discover costs them nothing. Sad.