VIDEO: NYS Legislature to hold hearing on New York Health Act, Olivia Jaquith, WNEY News

By Olivia Jaquith, November 25, 2019

KINGSTON, N.Y. (WENY) -- The State Legislature is holding the latest in a series of hearings today on a replacement for traditional health insurance coverage.

The New York Health Act would take the place of current public health coverage programs, with single-payer health coverage, including long-term care, for all New Yorkers.

The program would be funded publicly, including existing federal support for Medicaid and Medicare.

According to the Assembly, New Yorkers would no longer have to pay premiums, deductibles, copays, out-of-network charges, or have limited provider networks….

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