25 Nov 2019
Joint Public Hearing: The New York Health ActLegislative Chambers, County Office Building
Legislative Chambers, County Office Building, 244 Fair Street, Kingston, New York
Joint – Senate Standing Committee on Health
Chair: Senator Gustavo Rivera
and Assembly Standing Committee on Health
Chair: Assembly Member Richard N. Gottfried
Public Hearing: The New York Health Act
Place: Legislative Chambers, County Office Building, 244 Fair Street, Kingston, New York
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Contact: Carolyn Sheridan (518) 455-2889; Anthony Kergaravat (518) 455-4311
Media Contact: Senate Majority Press Office (518) 455-2415; Assembly Press Office (518) 455-3888
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
Senate and Assembly Health Committee Chairs Gustavo Rivera and Richard Gottfried will take testimony to examine the New York Health Act. This is part of a series of hearings on this topic to gather input from around the state.
Cost remains a primary obstacle to accessing healthcare whether an individual is insured, underinsured or uninsured and those that are able to access healthcare are often left with significant debt. The New York Health Act 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, copays, out-of-network charges or have limited provider networks.