Press

Single payer health care bill sponsored by Russell clears Assembly, would provide insurance to all NYers, North Country Now, June 3, 2016

Assembly passes single payer health care bill, Capital Tonight (video), June 2, 2016

For second year in a row, Assembly passes universal health care bill, The Legislative Gazette, June 2, 2016

Universal health care bill passes Assembly, June 2016

Assembly passes "New York Health" universal health care bill for 2nd year, June 1, 2016

Advocates push for a state-level single-payer health care system, Capitol Confidential, May 24, 2016

El Diario, Piden seguro de salud universal para NY, Apr 14, 2016

NPR, Assemblyman Brings Universal Health Care Message to Labor Leaders, Dec 9, 2015

Ithaca Journal, "State Should Pass New York Health Act," Aug 25, 2015

“Assembly Votes for Single Payer Healthcare,” by Michael Virtanen, Associated Press, via Times Herald Record, May 27.

“Adios, Private Insurers?  Assembly Votes for Single Payer,” by Fred Mogul, WNYC, May 27.

“New York Assembly Passes Single Payer Health Care,” Thom Hartmann Radio Program, May 29.

“Passing Universal Healthcare,” interview with Liz Benjamin,Capital Tonight, Time Warner Cable News.

“Long Story Short,” by the Editorial Board, Albany Times-Union, May 31.

“Assembly OKs Single Payer Bill,” by Claire Hughes and Matthew Hamilton, Albany Times-Union, May 27

“Assembly Passes Universal Healthcare Bill,” by Dan Goldberg,Capital New York, May 27..

“NYS Assembly Approves Universal Healthcare,” by Jessica Corso, Law360 (subscription), May 27.

“Buffalo Workers Applaud Assembly Passage of Universal Healthcare Bill,” by Tracey Drury, Buffalo Business First, May 29.

“Guest Viewpoint: Supporting NY Health Act,” by Sarah Jane Blake, League of Women Voters, Ithaca Journal, May 28.

“NY Assembly Passes the New York Health Act,” “Quote of the Day” by Don McCanne, Physicians for a National Health Program blog, May 28

“Single Payer is the Answer” (letter), Post-Star, May 27

"Speaker to Allow Vote on Universal Health Care" by James Gormley, Legislative Gazette, May 5, 2015

Opinion & Letters

Let’s wise up on the cost of health care,” by Rod Watson, The Buffalo News, February 18, 2015.

Patients should be bottom line of care,” by Danielle Laraque & Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, Albany Times-Union, February 13, 2015.

Single payer plan can aid tax cut,” by Darius Shahinfar, Albany Times-Union, January 28, 2015.

N.Y. Health Act would give control to doctors, patients,” by Assembly Member Richard N. Gottfried & Senator Bill Perkins, Albany Times-Union, December 18, 2014.

Universal Healthcare in NY Can’t Wait Any Longer,” by Assembly Member Barbara Lifton, Ithaca Journal, December 3, 2014.

Health care: Insurers’ limited networks distort the marketplace,” by Robert Kaprove, MD, Buffalo News, November 30, 2014.

Letter: State Should Approve NY Health Act,” by Roger Chenez, Buffalo News, December 3, 2014.

Why We Need Universal Healthcare in NY,” by Ellie Donnally, Syracuse Post-Standard, December 10, 2014.

View: Ensure health coverage for all New Yorkers,” by Elizabeth Rosenthal, Journal-News, December 12, 2014.

Fixing Healthcare Means Fighting for People’s Rights,” by Ken Hall, Times Herald-Record, December 13, 2014.

Another Voice: Single-payer system would improve health care,” by Jessica Bauer Walker, Buffalo News, December 16, 2014.

Letter: NYS could model single-payer plan,” Newsday, December 17, 2014.

General Coverage

In New York, Single-Payer Hopeful Isn't Giving Up,” by Chris Kardish, Governing, February 2015

For lawmakers, health initiatives are a long game,” by Dan Goldberg, Capital New York, December 23, 2014.

NY To Debate Single Payer Health Coverage,” by David Robinson, Albany Business Review, November 12, 2014.

Setting the Agenda: Health,” by Ashley Hufpl, City & State, November 25, 2014.

Connections: Single Payer Healthcare,” WXXI Rochester, December 8, 2014 (1 hour radio program).

Gottfried Continues Upstate Single Payer Push,” by Ashley Hulpfl, City & State, December 9, 2014.

Capital Tonight”, Time Warner Cable News Albany, December 9, 2014 (video).

Richard Gottfried on Single Payer,” interview with Morgan Pehme, City & State, December 12, 2014 (video).

Why Some Doctors Support Single Payer,” Crain’s Health Pulse, December 16.

Northern NY Assembly Members Disagree on Proposed Single-Payer Healthcare Bill,” by Timothy W. Scee II, Newzjunky.com, December 17, 2014.

Local Hearing Coverage

Syracuse:

Is NY ready for single-payer health care? Proposal to be discussed at Assembly hearing in Syracuse,” by James T. Mulder, Syracuse Post-Standard, December 3, 2014.

State Lawmakers Are Considering a Plan to Create a Single Payer System Where the Government Pays for Healthcare Costs,” Time Warner Cable News, December 4, 2014 (video).

Universal Healthcare Bill Up for Discussion in NYS Assembly,” WSYR-TV, December 4, 2014 (includes video).

Lawmakers Hold Hearings on Government-Run Healthcare System,” by Katie Gibas, Time Warner Cable News, December 4 (includes video).

State lawmaker pushes for single-payer health care system in New York,” by Ellen Abbot, WRVO Radio, December 5, 2014.

Health Care for Everyone the Goal of Single-Payer Proposal Hearings Around NYS,” By Chris Bolt, Sean Farrell, & John Smith, WAER Radio, December 5, 2014.

Rochester:

Supporters of universal health care make their case in statewide Legislative hearings,” by Michelle Faust, Innovation Trail / WXXI, December 8, 2014.

Supporters call for universal healthcare plan in NY,” by Sean Lahman, Democrat and Chronicle, December 8, 2014.

Single-payer Healthcare Meeting,” WHAM 13 ABC News, December 8, 2014.

Buffalo:

Advocates to push for universal health care at hearing in Buffalo,” by Tracey Drury, Buffalo Business First, December 9, 2014.

Patients, health advocates argue on behalf of universal health care,” by Tracy Drury, Buffalo Business First, December 10, 2014.

Public Hearing on New York Universal Health Care Act,” by Heather Ly, WGRZ Channel 2, December 10, 2014.

Hearing to Push for Universal Healthcare in New York,” WKBW – ABC 7, December 10, 2014 (includes video).

Single payer for health care gets a hearing in Buffalo,” by Henry Davis, Buffalo News, December 11, 2014.

NYC & Long Island:

Heads up: Insurance hearings spotlight health costs,” by the Editorial Board, Newsday, November 30, 2014.

Health insurance kvetch-fest coming to NYC,” by Irina Ivanova, Crain’s, December 15, 2014.

Single Payer Healthcare Bill Gets Wide Support,” by Irina Ivanova, Crain’s, December 16, 2014.

Will New York Get Government-Run Universal Healthcare? New Yorkers Show Support,” by Annie Wu, Epoch Times, December 16, 2014.

Assembly Health Committee chair pitches universal health care in Nassau,” by Robert Brodsky, Newsday, December 17, 2014.

Albany

Funicello testifies in state Assembly on health care reform,” by Thom Randall, Denton Publications, January 22, 2015.

Single-Payer Support,” by Ali Hibbs, Metroland, January 22, 2015.