OP-ED: Pass N.Y. Health Act to ease budget problems, Howie Hawkins, Poughkeepsie Journal

Two years ago, Bernie Sanders introduced a "Medicare for All" bill that would move the U.S. toward a single-payer healthcare system. He didn't get a single co-sponsor. Wednesday, the Vermont independent will introduce his latest version of the bill.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said last September that a state single-payer public health plan would be a “good idea.” But he said nothing about it in his state of the state and budget messages.A state “Medicare for All” system would save $2.7 billion to insure state employees, which would take a big bite out of the $4.4 billion deficit the state faces.

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