Cuomo gave immunity to nursing home executives after big campaign donations

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      PADemD
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      As Governor Andrew Cuomo faced a spirited challenge in his bid to win New York’s 2018 Democratic primary, his political apparatus got a last-minute boost: a powerful healthcare industry group suddenly poured more than $1m into a Democratic committee backing his campaign.

       

      https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/26/andrew-cuomo-nursing-home-execs-immunity

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      ArtfromArk
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      Cuomo removed a key deterrent against nursing home and hospital corporations cutting corners in ways that jeopardize lives. As those critics now try to repeal the provision during this final week of Albany’s legislative session, they assert that data prove such immunity is correlating to higher nursing home death rates during the pandemic – both in New York and in other states enacting similar immunity policies…

      Cuomo’s annual budget…included a little-noticed passage shielding corporate officials who run New York hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities from liability for Covid-related deaths and injuries…

      Prior to the budget language, Cuomo had already temporarily granted limited legal immunity to doctors and nurses serving on the medical frontlines. But the carefully sculpted passage buried in the state’s annual spending bill expanded that by offering extensive immunity to any “healthcare facility administrator, executive, supervisor, board member, trustee or other person responsible for directing, supervising or managing a healthcare facility and its personnel or other individual in a comparable role”.  New York is now one of just two states to shield those corporate officials from both civil lawsuits and some forms of criminal prosecution by the government…

      “[The immunity law] egregiously uses severe liability standards as a means to insulate healthcare facilities and specifically, administrators and executives of such facilities, from any civil or criminal liability for negligence… GNYHA has framed its push for liability protections as an effort to defend workers…opponents…contend that Cuomo’s language immunizing executives from civil and criminal litigation is designed to make it easier for nursing home corporations to profit off unsafe business practices…

      https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/26/andrew-cuomo-nursing-home-execs-immunity

       

      $2.3 million in donations from the industry for his 2nd term campaign.

      He’s such a fraud.  Reminds me of trump, and probably mob-linked too.

       

      From afar, I used to think mario was decent.  He probably wasn’t, cause he raised entitled, criminally asshole kids.

       

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      And to think it could have been Cynthia Nixon running New York during this pandemic!

      All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.

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      There’s little honest about how appropriations were allocated, and regulations made. It was a well run graft churning machine.

      You never heard much about it, it really was well run, until major scandals erupted. When the New York Times endorsed him against Cynthia Nixon they felt compelled to mention that that was in spite of his corruption, and they strongly implied that if someone more traditional like Zephyr Teachout was his opponent then they’d have withheld their endorsement.

      A famous Democratic New York Governor nearly not getting endorsed by the New York Times because he was just that corrupt. Lol, let’s move on now.

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