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Assembly plans to pass single-payer health bill — again, Albany Times Union

ALBANY — The state Assembly on Tuesday is set to pass yet again legislation that would establish a single-payer health care system for the state.

Though such a system has long been advocated for by some Democrats, the move likely will amount to little more than more pomp and circumstance with the bill’s chances of passing the Republican-held Senate being slim. The bill has the backing of 30 Democratic senators (including members of the Independent Democratic Conference) but lacks a Republican sponsor. Read the full story at Albany Times Union.