Jesse, Tioga County

My name is Jesse Bennett and I am 66 years old. I live in Tioga County, NY. I spent 9 years uninsured, and have also had problems getting the health care I need even when I did have insurance, due to insurance company restrictions. I have experienced major health issues like tooth loss and a badly torn rotator cuff. The dental problems were only minimally covered by insurance...the torn rotator cuff not at all, even though it directly, and nearly completely, negatively impacted my profession. We need to adopt a universal healthcare system, regulate costs, and take profit/loss out of the equation. I lived in Germany for 20 years, and know firsthand how well such a system works! I support the New York Health Act now.