The Coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented public health crisis that puts all of our lives at risk. Many of us who lose our jobs will also lose our health insurance just when we may need it most. The pandemic is exposing the weaknesses of the current healthcare system and why we must create a system that guarantees care for everybody — regardless race, age, or employment status.
The New York Health Act [A6058/S5474] will provide comprehensive, universal health coverage — including long-term care — for every resident of New York. You and your healthcare providers will work to keep you healthy. New York Health pays the bill. And health insurance coverage will no longer be tied to our jobs.
Thanks to the grassroots movement across the state, the New York Health Act was reintroduced in 2021 with majority support of members in both the New York State Assembly and Senate (first time in history), and public support has never been higher for single-payer healthcare. Despite these positive indicators, the bill faces an uphill battle with well-funded corporate opposition working hard to block it. They have the money, but we have the people.
In just a few minutes, you can make a huge impact on the campaign to win guaranteed healthcare. Use this simple online tool to call, email and tweet your elected officials in the Senate and Assembly, asking them to pass the New York Health Act this year. Your elected officials need to urge the Assembly and Senate leaders to move the bill through committee and to the floor. Passing the NY Health Act has never been more urgent.
Follow the simple steps below to call, email or tweet your Assembly Member and State Senator. For the call feature, the system will call your number and automatically patch you through to your elected official's office.