Sample – Resolution of Support for the New York Health Act

October 21, 2015

Please contact me if you would like further information about how to go about presenting resolutions to your local legislators.

I would like to begin connecting or helping people form groups across New York State to work on bringing the New York Health Act into law.  In Tompkins County we have begun passing resolutions at the municipal level in support of the New York Health Act.  We intend to use the passage of  resolutions to connect with constituents in an effort to provide information and tools for people to contact their senators to ask them to support the New York Health Act.

If you have something you would like to share about your work, please contact me at bcharrison21@yahoo.com and I will post it on the SPNY website.

Thank you for your efforts on behalf of all New Yorkers.

In solidarity,

barb

 

Resolution of Support for the New York Health Act,

A. 5062 (Gottfried)/S.3525 (Perkins).

WHEREAS the ________[name of organization or local government] believes that

controlling health-care costs and ensuring health care for all residents are both of

paramount importance, and

WHEREAS the simplest approach to generating savings, reducing fraud and paying

claims is to move directly from the current multiple-payer approach with its high costs of

administration, to a single-payer approach to health-care coverage where the

government is the insurer, and

WHEREAS the New York Health Act will replace the current multi-payer system with a

single-billing system, will be publicly financed by progressively-graduated assessments

collected by the State and based on ability to pay, and will pool all health revenue

sources into a dedicated New York Health Trust Fund, and

WHEREAS the New York Health Act will establish a comprehensive universal health

insurance program for all New Yorkers with access to medical services and providers of

their choice, remove financial barriers to health care, expand provider network to ensure

continuity of care, and,

WHEREAS, according to the April 2015 Economic Analysis of the New York Health Act

report, by Gerald Friedman, Professor Chair of the Department of Economics at the

University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the New York Health Act would provide a net

savings of over $45 billion in the first year alone after program improvements and

expansions of $25 billion (e.g. for increased utilization due to universal coverage,

expanded and more comprehensive health benefits, increased Medicaid and Medicare

reimbursement). In addition, ~98% of New Yorkers will pay less than they do now

for access to health care if a progressive financing mechanism such as the one

proposed in the recent economic analysis of the New York Health Act is adopted.

WHEREAS the New York Health Act will eliminate the local share of Medicaid, a

financial burden that drives up local property taxes; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the ________[name of organization or local government] strongly

supports adoption of the New York Health Act, A. 5062 (Gottfried)/S.3525 (Perkins),

and be it further

RESOLVED that the ________[name of organization or local government] urges

the New York State legislature and the Governor to pass this bill into law and take

the opportunity to accomplish this major and long-needed reform, and be it further

RESOLVED that the ________[name of organization’s director or local government

Clerk send copies to Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senators John Flanagan, Jeffrey

Klein, Kemp Hannon, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, [name of senators representing

district], and Assemblyman Carl Heastie and Richard Gottfried, and

Assemblywoman [name of assemblyperson representing district].

 

 

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