Economic Analysis of the New York Health Act

March 13, 2015  videotape of Dr. Friedman’s presentation Dr. Friedman’s study can be downloaded by clicking on this link and scrolling down the page.



Physicians for a National Health Program NY Metro Chapter sponsored an excellent forum on the first-ever study showing how single-payer health care could be financed in New York State.

Gerald Friedman, PhD, Chair of the Department of Economics, UMass Amherst

Steve Toff, New York State Nurses Association

Watch Prof. Friedman’s presentation on the first-ever economic impact study of how a universal, publicly financed single payer health care system will be funded in New York State. Based on the Gottfried/Perkins New York Health Act, this study provides the facts and figures we need to fight for a system that puts people over profits!

How will we pay for single payer? How much will it cost? Who will save money? How much savings can we expect? How will single payer impact jobs? How will this impact medical bankruptcies and out of pocket costs?

Contact your State Legislators and urge them to support the Gottfried/Perkins New York Health Act (A.5062/S.3525) to create a truly universal, single payer healthcare system in New York State.

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One Response to “Economic Analysis of the New York Health Act”

  1. bill shaver on March 15th, 2015 9:50 am

    It’ll be covered by revenues collected by taxation and paid out accordingly to insurers for policies the state and fed governments will buy to cover all.