LETTER: Say yes to health act, Valerie Kaufman, Riverdale Press

As of this writing, Republicans have agreed to give up the individual mandate for affordable care, which the Congressional Budget Office has said would deprive 13 million people of health care.

Says Paul Ryan, “We’re going to have to get back next year at entitlement reform (Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid), which is how you tackle the debt and the deficit.”

In contrast, the New York Health Act — so close to passing in the state legislature — would provide universal comprehensive health coverage, including primary, preventive, specialists, hospital, mental health, reproductive health, dental, vision, prescription drugs, lab tests and medical supplies. We will be free to choose our doctors, instead of those within insurance networks.

The bill has been vetted by experts in health care management and has been shown to be affordable.

Tell your state legislators to vote “yes” on the New York Health Act.

Read the letter at the Riverdale Press here.

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