As Trump and Republicans Threaten Health Care, Support for Universal Health Care Surges and New Yorkers Demand Action

April 3, 2017


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Assembly Health Committee Chair  

Richard N. Gottfried

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Katie Robbins, 330-618-6379,
Ursula Rozum,
Mischa Sogut, 518-455-4941,

For Immediate Release: Monday, April 3, 2017

As Trump and Republicans Threaten Health Care, Support for Universal Health Care Surges and
New Yorkers Demand Action
30 NYS Senators and 75 Assembly Members
Now Endorse New York Health Act
Advocates Demand Senate Vote as
Assembly Prepares to Pass Act for Third Year in a Row

(Albany, NY) Fueled by President Trump and Republican plans to deny millions of Americans quality, affordable health care, hundreds of patients, nurses, doctors, and business owners will rally in Albany on Tuesday, April 4th to demand action on the New York Health Act-the state universal, “Improved Medicare for All” single-payer health care bill.
Now 30 State Senators co-sponsor the Act – just two short of a majority, and a special Senate election in May is expected to bring the count to 31. The Assembly is poised to vote on it again after passing it in 2015 and 2016 with a 2-to-1 margin.Following the rally, advocates will urge legislators to pass the New York Health Act and protect patients from devastating federal policies. The Act would replace private insurance premiums, deductibles, co-pays, restricted provider networks and out-of-network charges. The bill would provide comprehensive health coverage for all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status, health, or employment status, with full choice of doctors and other providers. The program would be publicly funded based on ability to pay and would eliminate the local share of Medicaid, currently funded through county property taxes.
Rally in support of “New York Health Act” (A4738/S4840) universal single payer bill


Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Rally at 11:30AM


State Senators Gustavo Riveraa and Marisol Alcanta
Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried New York State Nurses Association
Physicians for a National Health Program
1199SEIU Healthcare Workers East
Representatives from the business, patient, and faith communities
West Capitol Park, S. Swan St, between State St. and Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210


Business leaders, patients, union members, doctors, elected officials, signs, State Capitol


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