DNAinfo New York, January 28, 2014
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday warned that Brooklyn hospitals will close by the end of February without an influx of cash from the federal government. The state submitted a Medicaid waiver request 18 months ago as a way to secure about $10 billion in funds from the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Now the clock is ticking down on Long Island College Hospital, Interfaith Medical Center and Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, which are all in danger of closing if the federal government doesn't approve the funds, the two men said at an Albany press conference on Monday.