New York Health Bill Public Hearings

December 10, 2014

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014

The New York Health bill to create state single payer health coverage.”New York Health”, a universal “single payer” health coverage bill, would replace insurance company coverage, premiums, deductibles, co-pays, limited provider networks and out-of-network charges.  Instead, it would provide comprehensive, universal health coverage for every New Yorker, with a benefit package more comprehensive than commercial or other health plans, with full choices of doctors and other providers.

The program would be funded by broad-based taxes based on ability to pay.  It would eliminate the local share of Medicaid (which would become part of New York Health).  The bill, A.5389-A/S.2078-A, was introduced by Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard N. Gottfried and Senator Bill Perkins.

This series of public hearings around the state will review the effects and costs of the current health coverage system on patients, health care providers, employers, labor, taxpayers and health and health care.  It will review how the single-payer system would work in New York.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

SYRACUSE – Thursday, Dec. 4, 10 AM, Medical Alumni Auditorium, Weiskotten Hall
Upstate Medical University, 766 Irving Avenue

ROCHESTER – Monday, Dec. 8, 10 AM, 1st Floor Union Hall, Rochester Regional Joint Board, 750 East Avenue

BUFFALO – Wednesday, Dec. 10,10 AM, Hohn Auditorium, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Research Studies Center, Elm & Carlton Street

NEW YORK CITY – Tuesday, Dec. 16, 10 AM, New York University, Grand Hall, 5th Floor, Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, 238 Thompson Street

MINEOLA – Wednesday, Dec. 17, 10 AM, Nassau County Legislative Chamber,
Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building, 1550 Franklin Avenue

ALBANY – Tuesday, Jan. 13, 10 AM, Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building

NYC Wins When Everyone Can Vote!

Michael H. Drucker

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