To the editor:
Many people are unaware of how close the state of New York came this past year to passing single-payer health care.
In the last legislative session, the New York Health Act passed in the state Assembly 94-46, and in the state senate, it had 31 co-sponsors — just one vote short of a majority. Yet, little was reported. The New York Times covered the California single-payer bill, but I missed any mention of the New York health bill.