NEWS: Sen. Metzger backs single-payer health care in NY, but unsure of passage, Daily Freeman

Dec 5, 2019

KINGSTON, N.Y. — State Sen. Jen Metzger says she favors a law allowing for single-payer health care in New York.

But the freshman lawmaker from Rosendale is not sure if the measure, known as the New York Health Act, will draw a favorable nod from a majority of Senate colleagues.

“You know, it always comes down to whether (we) turn out the votes,” Metzger, a Democrat, said during a live-stream Freeman interview Thursday. “Certainly there is strong support in the Senate, support that didn’t exist before but it has to have a majority of votes and we will see what happens.”

“I can’t really predict what would happen because it really comes down to the votes in the state senate and making sure we have a majority,” said Metzger, who represents the 42nd Senate District.

The New York state Legislature begins its next session in January.

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