ARTICLE: NYS Lawmakers Weigh Single-Payer Health Bill, Jimmy Vielkind, WSJ

By Jimmy Vielkind, May 28, 2019

Arguments were in line with the national discussion about health care, and have played out in the Empire State for years

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….

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