Updates from the Committee on Health

Health Care for All New Yorkers Bill Introduction
"New York Health" Single Payer Plan for Comprehensive Health Coverage, Regardless of Income
May 8, 2012

When: Tuesday May 8, 2012 at 12 P.M.

Where: Legislative Office Building
LCA Room 130
Albany, New York

What: All New York residents would receive comprehensive health coverage under "New York Health," a universal health care bill to be introduced by key legislators today. Under the plan, publicly-sponsored coverage would replace insurance company coverage, and premiums would be replaced by broad-based public financing based on ability to pay. The bill, A7860/S5425, introduced by Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard N. Gottfried and Senate Health Committee Ranker Thomas K. Duane, is co-sponsored by 69 other legislators.

Who: The two legislators will be joined at the press conference by Katie Robbins of Health-Care Now!, Vito Grasso, Executive Vice-President of the NYS Academy of Family Physicians, Dr. Asiya Tschannerl of Physicians for a National Health Program, Mark Dunlea of Single Payer NY / Hunger Action Network of NYS, Shaun Flynn of the NYS Nurses Association, and Rev. Bebb Stone.