Article: Healthcare Activists Picket Troy Insurers Conference, Rachel Silberstein, TimesUnion

By Rachel Silberstein, November 15, 2018

A group of healthcare professionals, unions and activists who support a single-payer health plan for New York plan to picket the annual conference of the New York Health Plan Association (NYHPA), a trade association for the state’s health insurance companies, in Troy on Thursday.

NYHPA is a key member of the “Realities of Single Payer” coalition, an array of business interests dedicated to lobbying against the New York Health Act, which would create a single-payer healthcare system in the state.

The activists charge that “NYHPA and its corporate allies, including huge pharmaceutical companies, whose representatives will be speaking at the conference, are spreading deceptive information about this legislation in order to preserve a lucrative business model that denies care to millions.”

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