Unlike Elise Stefanik, NYS Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner is not afraid to meet publicly with her constituents. She held a series of town hall meetings during the April legislative recess. I attended the Greenwich meeting, along with 40 or 50 other area residents. Her exchange with constituents lasted two hours.
Some of us asked her to support the New York Health Act. This critically important bill would reduce the cost of health care for 98 percent of New Yorkers. It sets up a universal, single payer system similar to Medicare — only with higher reimbursement rates for providers. All New York residents would be covered. Best of all, by taking private insurance companies out of health care, we would save $45 billion a year!