Healthcare for Every New Yorker
The New York Health Act [A.6058/S.5474] will provide comprehensive health care for every New Yorker. You and your healthcare provider of choice will work to keep you healthy—New York Health pays the bill. You will never have to fear going without coverage again—especially in the middle of a deadly pandemic.
Over the last year, tens of thousands of New Yorkers died, lost income, fell behind on rent, and struggled to pay medical bills. Meanwhile, private health insurance corporations made record profits. The COVID-19 pandemic puts everyone at risk, but Black, brown, and low-income New Yorkers carry the greatest burden of exposure, with disproportionately more serving as essential workers and disproportionately fewer having access to healthcare.
We need a legislative agenda of compassionate care to heal from this pandemic. That’s why we partnered with allies in the housing justice and decarceration movements to release the Compassionate New York Agenda. This is a road map to saving lives and billions of dollars by providing guaranteed healthcare, stopping unjust evictions, and reducing the number of people behind bars and harmed by the criminal and immigration systems. We reject the austerity agenda, and call for a movement based on compassion and care to drive the legislative agenda in New York.
Join us in building the movement to win universal, guaranteed healthcare -- and more. See below for ways to get involved in passing the New York Health Act!
Why Take Action for the New York Health Act
Each of us gets the healthcare we need through a just, equitable healthcare system that guarantees care for every one who works full-time or lives in New York as a fundamental human right, not just a privilege for those who can afford it.
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The Campaign for New York Health is a coalition of organizations, unions, businesses and individuals committed to guaranteeing healthcare for the residents of our state (and those that work in our state but live elsewhere!). Our goal is to win improved Medicare for All in New York State.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) made history by expanding health insurance to thousands of New Yorkers for the first time. However, the ACA still left private insurance companies in charge of our healthcare system. Meanwhile, the number of uninsured is growing because people are losing their health insurance tied to their jobs, resulting in more than one million New Yorkers having no insurance whatsoever in the middle of a pandemic.
As a just recovery to the pandemic, it’s imperative that New York establish a truly universal healthcare system that controls the outrageous costs and dismantles the discriminatory and fragmented for-profit structure. Our state can set the standard for the country by implementing a just and equitable healthcare system — New York Health!