By SHANNON YOUNG and AMANDA EISENBERG, 10/23/2019
The Assembly and Senate Standing health committees hold their third joint public hearing in the Bronx today on The New York Health Act.
SPONSORS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT NEW YORK HEALTH ACT’S CHANCES IN 2020 — POLITICO’s Shannon Young: New York Democrats are forging ahead with their proposal to transform the state’s health care systeminto a single-payer model even as the party's presidential candidates debate their own plans for reform. The Assembly and Senate health committees will hold their third and penultimate joint public hearing Wednesday on The New York Health Act, legislation NY A5248 (19R) /NY S3577 (19R) that seeks to establish comprehensive single-payer health coveragefor all New Yorkers. The meeting, set to begin at 10 a.m. at the Bronx Library Center, comes less than two weeks after the committees held a joint public hearing in Rochester, signaling momentum on the issue which had largely stalled since lawmakers considered it in May.