Long Island: Learn about the NY Health Act

Health insurance in the US is a complicated and ineffective mess.
Three fourths of Americans surveyed by the CDC said they were insured but could not pay their medical bills.
Single Payer simplifies and streamlines healthcare by putting the Doctor/Patient relationship first.

New York State has the chance to lead the nation in creating a single payer health care system. Come and learn about how the New York Health Act will impact you, your job, your health and your income!

'Come and Learn about the NY Health Act' will be presented by Martha Livingston, Ph.D. and Professor Len Rodberg Ph.D.

There will be time for your questions after their presentations.

Martha Livingston, Ph.D., a Flushing resident, is Professor and Chair of the Public Health department at SUNY Old Westbury, where she teaches health policy, comparative health care systems and U.S. health care. She is Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the New York Metro chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program,a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Public Health Policy, a member of the Steering Committee of the Labor Campaign for Single Payer Health Care, co-editor, with Mary E. O’Brien, M.D., of 10 Excellent Reasons for National Health Care (New York: The New Press, 2008), and a serious New York Mets fan.

Leonard Rodberg holds a PhD in theoretical physics from MIT. He served as Director of the Science Policy Office in the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency in the 1960s, and then as a Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC. He began his health care reform activities in 1974, when he led the development of the Dellums Health Service Act. He was one of the founders of Physicians for a National Health Program in the late 1980s. He is now on the Board of the NY Metro Chapter, is Treasurer and Research Director of the Chapter, and is on the Board of the Campaign for New York Health as well.

The New York Health Act [A.5248, S.3577] will provide comprehensive, universal health coverage for every New Yorker. You and your healthcare providers will work to keep you healthy—New York Health pays the bill. We need to fight back against the congressional attacks on affordable healthcare nationally and organize in New York for a healthcare system that guarantees coverage for all of us.

We have never been so close to winning universal, guaranteed healthcare! The bill passed the NYS Assembly four years in a row, and now there is a majority in the State Senate that is on record in support of the legislation. But they need to feel the pressure from the bottom up to do the right thing and go bold on healthcare. Now is the time to Pass the NY Health Act!

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April 30, 2019 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library
999 Old Country Rd
Plainview, NY 11803
United States
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