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Rand Corporation Study Confirms: New York Health Act ‘Could Expand Coverage While Reducing Total Health Spending’

(New York, NY) - State Senator Gustavo Rivera and Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried, sponsors of the New York Health Act in the New York State Legislature, welcomed the findings of a study of the bill by the highly-regarded, independent,...

Protecting Family Planning

Dear Friends, Today I submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), strongly opposing Federal rule changes that will limit women's access to comprehensive family planning. I urge you to do the same. You have until...

Vote Rent Freeze

Testimony by Assembly Member Richard N. GottfriedBefore the New York City Rent Guidelines BoardTuesday, June 19, 2018 My name is Richard N. Gottfried. I represent the 75th Assembly District in Manhattan, which includes the neighborhoods of Chelsea,...

Legislature Passes Medical Marijuana as Opioid Alternative and Addiction Treatment

The New York State Assembly and Senate have passed legislation allowing use of medical marijuana to treat pain as an alternative to using opioids to treat pain, and for treatment of substance use disorders. A11011A/S8987A(Gottfried/Amedore) passed both...

Assembly Passes New York Health Act

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried today announced that the Assembly has passed the New York Health Act. The legislation would establish a universal single payer health plan that would provide comprehensive health...

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