Monday, March 27, 2017

New York Health Act: CNY Residents Push for Tax-Funded System

By Gabrielle Lucivero

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – It came long before Obama's Affordable Care Act or President Trump's American Health Care Act bill.

"The New York Health Act, I believe, has been in the New York State assembly since the early 1990s,” said Dr. Andrew Coates, a professor at Albany Medical College.

Some state leaders have been pushing for a universal, tax-funded health care system for all New Yorkers.

"If you live in New York, it doesn't matter if you're old or if you're young or if you're sick or if you're currently healthy. It doesn't matter, you're covered,” said Jennifer Blusk, an organizer with the Campaign for New York Health.

So as the health care discussion takes the national spotlight, the Campaign for New York Health hopes to shed some light on their statewide plan.

"Syracuse and every community in our country, really, knows how badly we need access to necessary care,” Coates said. “The system is not working for us." 

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Source: Spectrum News (via The Empire Report)

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