ARTICLE: At packed hearing NY lawmakers weigh SP HC, Bethany Bump, Albany Times Union

By Bethany Bump, May 28, 2019

ALBANY — It's languished for more than two decades in the state Legislature, but a bill to create a single-payer health care system in New York may finally stand a chance now that Democrats have control of both houses.

At least that's what proponents of the New York Health Act are hoping.

At a lengthy, packed hearing on the bill held Tuesday in Albany, lawmakers heard from hospitals, health care leaders, municipal officials, patients, advocates, union leaders and others who all agreed that its goal of providing comprehensive, universal coverage to New Yorkers is laudable. But whether single-payer is the system to achieve that was the topic of spirited debate…

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