The Greater New York Hospital Association and the influential labor union 1199 SEIU on Tuesday launched a six-week ad campaign to push for more health care funding in the state budget.

The ads are part of a multi-million dollar push for health care spending in the budget, typically one of the costliest areas in the spending plan aside from education aid. The campaign points the finger at Washington for the potential cuts in aid and urges Albany to “secure” money to bolster health care spending.

The two ads, which feature a nurse who worries about the cuts, will also air on the radio statewide. The ad buy includes broadcast and cable news as well as Facebook and local news sites.

“Washington’s healthcare cuts have put some of New York’s most vulnerable communities in danger of losing access to quality care,” said George Gresham, President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. “Now we are looking to Albany to take a stand for working New Yorkers by ensuring that the budget contains the funding needed to keep healthcare accessible to communities around the state. These commercials will educate lawmakers and the public about exactly what we are facing, and why affordable, community care is so critically important.”

It’s not unusual for the hospitals and 1199 to work together. Both are highly influential and deep-pocketed organizations that have sway with both the Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

“New York’s financially troubled hospitals have gone 10 years without a single Medicaid reimbursement rate increase while our costs have steadily climbed,” said GNYHA President Kenneth E. Raske. “Now, with the State’s health care funding under relentless assault from Washington, the situation has become untenable. These TV ads will educate New Yorkers and the State legislators who serve them that it has never been more important for Albany to provide significant additional health care funding in the State budget.”