ARTICLE: Single-payer health care in NY? Lawmakers hear both sides, Jack Watson, RochesterFirst

By Jack Watson, Oct 10, 2019

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Legislators from the New York State Senate and Assembly gathered Thursday at University of Rochester to hear testimony for the New York Health Act, a bill that aims to bring single-payer health care to the state.

The bill would create a health care system operated by New York State, at a cost one study from the RAND Corporation estimates at $130 billion, which factors in the new combined payroll and non-payroll tax introduced by the bill.

State Assemblyman Harry Bronson from the 138th district, as well as State Senator Gustavo Rivera and Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, both from New York City, spoke in support of the bill.

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