VIEWPOINT: Support the NY Health Act, Barbara Dyskant, Olean Times Herald

By Barbara Dyskant, March 3, 2019

Friends, I urge you to support the New York Health Act for universal single-payer (government-paid) healthcare for every New Yorker, with no deductibles or co-pays, introduced in the state Senate and Assembly this year.

Last year the measure passed the Assembly and now has good prospects in the Senate.

Lives and health depend on it and, economically, it benefits both individuals and businesses

Of importance, the NY Health Act fully covers not only “medical” care but also dental, hearing, vision and long-term care, essential needs not covered in most policies or under Medicare. Consider this, and the consequences of going without, when comparing NY health with our current system. We are the only civilized country in the world not to provide universal healthcare to everyone, rich or poor. Morally and economically, it is simply the right thing to do.

NY Health would give doctors more time and energy to care for you, and to prescribe what you need. Handling insurance is time-consuming for our physicians and us….

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