Co-sponsored by Campaign for New York Health, NYS Poor People’s Campaign, New York State Nurses Association, Democratic Socialists of America Buffalo and Syracuse Chapter, Coalition for Economic Justice, Syracuse United Neighbors, ARISE, and Melinated Moms Please RSVP here.
Affordable, accessible, culturally competent, and comprehensive healthcare is crucial for the immediate and long-term pandemic recovery of our communities.
More than 1 million New Yorkers remain uninsured and on average, 50% of New Yorkers with private health insurance struggle to access healthcare due to cost and barriers to care. If the U.S. had a public health and universal healthcare infrastructure comparable to those in other high-income countries, an estimated 40% of COVID deaths could have been avoided. Tens of thousands of lives could have been saved.
New York lawmakers have a historic opportunity to respond to the ongoing healthcare crisis by passing healthcare reforms that bring immediate relief to New Yorkers and that put our state on the road to universal healthcare.
Join Campaign for NY Health and state legislators to hear from upstate advocates about the systemic changes that are needed in order to make healthcare a right in our state and to learn what you can do to help win healthcare for all this year.