VIEW: New York Health Act example of strong state government, Nick Turner, Daily Orange

By Nick Turner, April 8, 2019

Necessary services can seem out of reach to American citizens because the federal government cannot agree on how to provide them. The proposed New York Health Act, is an example of how state governments can take action and make decisions that help their citizens.

While there is gridlock in our federal government, state and local governments can provide an avenue for voters to have their voices heard. The New York Health Act represents a major policy reform that would provide something the federal government currently can’t. The New York Health Act would give health care to every New York citizen through a public fund.

“I think the lack of federal action to guarantee healthcare is certainly a motivation for a state like New York to pursue it,” said Katie Robbins, director of Campaign for New York Health, in an email. …

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