Skip to comments.New York assemblyman: 'Follow the money' on Cuomo and nursing home industry
Posted on 02/23/2021 1:17:45 AM PST by Libloather
New York Assemblyman Ron Kim (D), who last week said he was threatened by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for seeking answers on the handling of coronavirus outbreaks in the state's nursing homes, said on Monday to "follow the money" in the scandal.
"Back on March 25, the governor issued a mandate that sent 9,000 COVID patients back to nursing homes without being tested. That's when I started getting involved, when I saw the impact of that on the ground," Kim told Hill.TV.
"I believe part of the reason they suppressed the number of deaths and decoupled the data was to make sure we didn't have the tools to repeal" broad immunity Cuomo secured for numerous nursing home executives, Kim added.
Asked by co-host Krystal Ball about Cuomo's push for immunity for the executives, Kim replied: "If you follow the money, Gov. Cuomo got about $1.5 million in campaign donations from the same industry lobbyists who wrote the language of the legal immunity, who bragged about it in a press release."
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How much did the ChiComs push Cuomo’s way to pump up the casualties for their economy crushing election steal Virus?
Cuomo didn’t just send the sick residents back.
He allowed positive staffers to continue to report to work until mid-May.
Every pol in the state was aware of that.
Not one raised Hell.
Fedzilla loosened the regs to allow nursing homes to refuse.
Why didn’t they when Fedzilla had their backs?
The answer to that question will explain everything.
Co-host “Krystal Ball”
I know a Covid hospital admission paid $70,000 (down in July ago $55,000) but what was the price of nursing home admissions? Could that be the reason NY didn’t use Samaritan’s Purse facilities or the USNS Comfort??
Hospitals had every incentive to keep them.
Residential care facilities had approval from Fedzilla to refuse to accept them.
Cuomo sent them back anyway. I suspect Medicaid cost was a big driver.
For folks who genuinely wish to find out what happened: Subpoena nursing home directors and ask them under oath about their contacts with Albany and why their facilities took sick patients back.
Kim is going to find himself suicided over this.
I doubt it.
Until nursing home directors are subpoenaed, I’m calling BS on the effort to hold Cuomo accountable.
I suspect the same crap was happening in Illinois. My mother-in-law died in a nursing facility in Kankakee, whose nearly entire population caught (and a third of them died from) COVID from diseased hospital patients sent there from Riverside. COVID swept through there like wildfire.
Of course “Prince Andrew” takes bribes! Been doing that since he ran for GOV the first time! Anyone who has taken a serious look at Cuomo over the years can see the ruses at taxpayer (great) expense. Buffalo Billion, Film Center, Nano Tech in Albany while the Southern Tier, which could be rich from natural gas production, rots... (they vote Red here, can’t have that.) The arrogant Monarch has his Empire State...
Cuomo killed Grandma for cash:
“If you follow the money, Gov. Cuomo got about $1.5 million in campaign donations from the same industry lobbyists who wrote the language of the legal immunity, who bragged about it in a press release.”
People don’t care about some silly “oath.”
“ Cuomo sent them back anyway. I suspect Medicaid cost was a big driver.”
When old people cost the State money and Democrats are in charge they are at serious risk.
Horrible! My condolences...
Besides what favors Cuomo had secured in law or regulation for the nursing home executives, he also had the giant political donors among the giant New York hospitals, who didn’t want to get the Covid-19 nursing home patients landed in their laps and jigging the death rates in their institutions.
Yeah, but never mind all of that. Let's concentrate on the real scandal - Ted Cruz went to Cancun.
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