Suffolk residents concerned over health care cuts

Suffolk County residents say they are concerned that the state has cut $20 million in funding for the county's health care system.County Executive Steve Levy

GREENLAWN - Suffolk County residents say they are concerned that the state has cut $20 million in funding for the county's health care system.

County Executive Steve Levy (R-Suffolk) says the harsh reality is that everyone is going to feel the cuts.

Of the county's eight health care facilities, Levy says the Dolan Family Health Care Center may see the most significant loss, mainly because it is run by Huntington Hospital, not the county.

Dolan Family Health Care Center administrators say county funding makes up about 40 percent of their operating budget. They say any loss of that money would be devastating to the facility.

Levy told News 12 Long Island that he has proposed to give the Dolan Center about half the county funding it's receiving now.

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