NYAPRS Note: You can watch this morning's 10 am Albany hearing on the New York Health Act's Single Payer legislation by going to https://nyassembly.gov/av/ and clicking on Watch Live.
NYS Legislative Health Committees Joint Hearing on 'Single Payer' Legislation This Morning at 10:00 am
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:00 AM
PURPOSE: To gather feedback and recommendations from health care providers, patient advocates, health coverage providers, labor, employers and other stakeholders about the New York Health Act and its specific provisions.
Cost remains a primary obstacle to accessing health care, and those who are able to access care are often left with significant debt as a result.
The New York Health Act, A.5248/S.3577, would replace traditional health insurance coverage and public health coverage programs with comprehensive single-payer health coverage, including long-term care, for all New Yorkers.
The program would be publicly funded, including existing federal support for Medicaid and Medicare.
New Yorkers would no longer have to pay premiums, deductibles, co-pays, out-of network charges, or have limited provider networks.
This hearing is the first of a series of hearings that will provide an opportunity for comments and suggestions from stakeholders around the state on the New York Health Act.