Letter: State should pass N.Y. Health Act

August 26, 2015

Barbara Harrison 7:15 a.m. EDT August 25, 2015

http://www.ithacajournal.com/story/opinion/readers/2015/08/25/letter-pass-health-act/32313935/

I am writing to express my concern that there are many people in Tompkins County who are unaware of the work being done by Single Payer New York to cover all New Yorkers equitably for health care through the New York Health Act.

This has occurred because of a lack of coverage of this issue by the corporate media. The passage of the act by the state Assembly has given us an opportunity to reach out to legislative bodies in Tompkins County, asking them to pass resolutions in support of the bill. To date, the Tompkins County Legislature, Tompkins County Council of Governments, City of Ithaca Common Council, Town of Ulysses and Caroline have passed resolutions.

We will continue to meet with representatives of all municipalities and their constituents, providing information and facilitating discussion regarding the New York Health Act. We are asking them to support resolutions, and then to move the bill forward by contacting their state senators, asking them to pass the bill and send it to the governor’s desk.

For more information about the campaign to pass New York Health: nyhcampaign.org or contact Barbara Harrison at bcharrison21@yahoo.com. We would be happy to meet with a group of people in your community.

BARBARA HARRISON

ITHACA

 

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