ARTICLE: New York Lawmakers To Mull Pros, Cons Of Single-Payer, Kaiser Health News

May 28, 2019

The Wall Street Journal: New York State Lawmakers Weigh Single-Payer Health Bill State lawmakers heard hours of testimony for and against establishing a system of single-payer health care for New York during a Tuesday hearing in Albany as they weigh legislation on the topic. Groups representing hospitals worried that they would receive lower reimbursement rates that would prompt closures. Insurance companies warned that people would have to wait longer for specialist care. Mitch Katz, president of New York City Health & Hospitals, said a single-payer system would ensure health care as a human right. Public employee unions said they didn’t want to surrender health benefits won through contract talks. (Vielkind, 5/28)

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