Improved Medicare for All New York: Explaining the NY Health Act 2018

Improved Medicare for All New York: Explaining the NY Health Act 2018

  • NYS Assembly Member Dick Gottfried, 25-year sponsor of NYHA; Chair, Health Comm; head of Manhattan delegation; sponsor/supporter of NYS Prenatal Care Assistance Program, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus.
  • NYS Senator James Sanders, Committees on Insurance, Labor, Civil Service, Commerce Economic Development & Small Business; father of MWBE laws while on NYC City Council; leads NY Senate’s new TF or MWBEs; U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
  • Prof Martha Livingston, Vice Chair of Physicians for a National Health Plan, Metro Chapter ( &, Chair of Public Health Dept at SUNY Old Westbury for 25+ years.
  • Ron Widelec, a co-founder of L.I. Activists, focused on organizing citizens to own their democracy, including running for elective office. 

Polls put healthcare as our #1 issue, with 80% of Americans wanting “a great deal” of government effort toward solving it. So how much do you know about NY Health, also called “Improved Medicare for All New York”?

  • Universal — covering every NY resident;
  • Comprehensive — covering essential medical needs better than Medicare or any commercial insurance;
  • Cost-effective — saving NYS 25% of the current cost;
  • Value — providing all NYers better coverage, with 98% paying less than they currently pay.

If you have questions about the feasibility of both greater coverage and dramatic savings — or concerns about the single-payer approach — you will find this program both riveting and eye-opening.

The NY Assembly has passed NY Health overwhelmingly and repeatedly; the NY Senate needs one more supporter for a majority. Our panelists include the Assembly Member who fathered the bill, a Senator who supports it, a Public Health expert who has studied it 25+ years, and a LI activist who believes citizens should own our democracy. Come get your questions answered!


10:00AM Coffee/Bagels
11:00 AM Documentary: Fix It
12:00–1:45 PM Q&A with panelists:


$11 per person for members and guests of the Harvard Club of Long Island & Cinema Arts Centre $16 per person for non-members.
Space is limited: pre-paid RSVPs are recommended.

Tickets may also be obtained January 21, at the door, on a space-available basis.

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January 21, 2018 at 10am - 2pm
Cinema Arts
423 Park Ave
Huntington, NY 11743
United States
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