By Jonathan Lamantia, Dec 7, 2018
Democrats winning the state Senate in the midterms gives the bill a political boost
The City Council seems likely to pass a resolution endorsing a state single-payer health care bill after a hearing Thursday in which health committee chair Mark Levine fervently supported such a system and criticized its detractors.
Levine derided the status quo in health care, which costs more per capita in the U.S. than in other developed countries without better outcomes. He said that while he supports a national approach, it is unlikely to be taken up by the Trump administration.
"New York need not and must not stand still in the face of inaction at the federal level," he said.