ARTICLE: Single payer health care reaches furthest point yet, Liz Young, Albany Business Review

By Liz Young, May 14, 2019

The conversation around switching to a single-payer health care system in New York has reached one of its furthest points yet in the nearly three decades the proposed legislation has been around.

The state Senate and Assembly are planning to hold a public hearing on the New York Health Act later this month. It will be the first joint public hearing to be held on the bill, which Assemblyman Richard Gottfried first introduced in 1991.

The proposal passed the Democrat-controlled Assembly for four consecutive years before this year's session....

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