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Westchester County Healthcare Provider UMR Drops Montefiore Hospitals and Medical Centers in a mid of Pandemic

Many Westchester County workers are shocked that the County Healthcare plan UMR recently dropped Montefiore Hospitals. 

Montefiore is the 50 largest employers in New York. In 2020, Montefiore was ranked No. 6 New York City metropolitan area hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.

All over social media, county workers discuss this hardship for their families. May county employees now have to scramble and find new healthcare providers in the mid of a pandemic.

According to an NBC News tally, the number of coronavirus deaths in the U.S. was poised to hit 400,000 on Monday, a milestone that seemed unimaginable at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic a year ago.

More than 2 million people have been recorded killed by the virus worldwide, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. death toll is the world’s worst, even though it makes up less than 5 percent of the world’s population.

What happens to families already in the hospital due to covid or other illnesses? It is insensitive of the county and UMR to stop paying because they feel that they are paying too much for a service, especially in the middle of a pandemic.

Montefiore runs hospitals in the major cities in Westchester. It also has numerous urgent care centers.

Recently, the Union representing Westchester County Correction Officers stated that the county rescinded its current policy of providing COVID-19 leave related to dependent care. The union also noted that this is the latest in a series of rollback protections that Correction Officers have faced as the pandemic worsens. UMR is just another blow to the lack of health services provided by the county.

Black Westchester will keep you informed as this story progresses! 


About Damon K. Jones (223 Articles)
Damon K. Jones is an Activist, Author, and Publisher of Black Westchester Magazine, a Black-owned and operated newspaper based in Westchester County, New York. Mr. Jones is a Holistic Health Practitioner, First Aid in Mental Health Practioner, Diet, and Nutrition Advisor, and Vegan, Vegetarian Nutrition Life Coach. Mr. Jones is a 31 year Law Enforcement Practioner, New York Representative of Blacks in Law Enforcement of America. Mr. Jones has been a guest commentator on New York radio stations WBLS (107.5 FM), WLIB (1190 am), WRKS (98.7 FM), WBAI (99.5 FM), and Westchester's WVOX (1460 am). Mr. Jones has appeared on local television broadcasts, including Westchester News 12 “News Makers” and Public Television “Winbrook Pride. You can now hear Damon every Wednesday at 830 AM on WFAS 1230 AM, Morning with Bob Marone Show.

1 Comment on Westchester County Healthcare Provider UMR Drops Montefiore Hospitals and Medical Centers in a mid of Pandemic

  1. United Healthcare has also dropped Montefiore or vice versa. Recently,I was refused service at Montefiore, Mount Vernon, when I presented my UHC card.

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