Last week, Gov. Cuomo said that he may call the Legislature back to Albany before the end of the year to address federal health care funding cuts.

On Sunday, cuts in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments, which are federal funds that help hospitals cover the cost of serving poor and uninsured patients, went into effect. State budget officials said that the cuts, if not restored, will result in a loss of $1 billion in CHIP funding and $1.1 billion to hospitals throughout the state over the next 18 months.

At a news conference, the Governor said that he may call the Legislature back to Albany “if we know the cuts will not be restored by Dec. 31.”