By Andrea Leonhardt, May 3, 2019
What Does Universal Health Care Mean for New Yorkers? Persaud Explains at East Bklyn Forum
The NY State Senate is currently mulling over a single-payer system that would eliminate co-pays and cover all New Yorkers
State Senator Roxanne J. Persaud hosted on Thursday a community forum to discuss how the New York Health Act, a proposed universal health care bill, would affect New Yorkers.
She was joined at the Jewish Community Council in Canarsie by fellow Senator Gustavo Rivera, sponsor of the NY Health Act, and a panel of health care professionals including Dr. Sandra R. Scott, Emergency Medicine physician at Brookdale Hospital; Dr. Donald Moore, a physician at New York Methodist Hospital; Ari Moma, R.N , a member of The NYS Nurses Association; and Velda Jeffrey of labor union 1199SEIU.
If passed, Senator Rivera’s bill would establish a single-payer-based, universal health care system in New York State where all citizens would receive comprehensive health care coverage, founded through an equitable new tax structure based on income....