ALBANY — Faith leaders from around New York came to the Capitol Tuesday to gain support in the state senate to adopt a statewide single payer health care system. It would be an alternative to the national Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, which Republicans in Congress and President Trump have been trying to dismantle.
A New York-based single payer health care program has been approved numerous times in the State Assembly. Assemblyman Phil Steck, who represents portions of Albany and Schenectady, and is one of the bill’s most staunch supporters, says it would simply build on the existing Medicare system for Americans 65 and older. Read the full story at NPR WAMC.