Statement from State Senator Gustavo Rivera on His Appointment as Chair of Senate Health Committee

"I am profoundly thankful to incoming Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins for appointing me as Chair of the Senate Health Committee. 

I look forward to working with my colleagues, constituents across our State, and the various stakeholders in the healthcare industry to continue to improve our health indicators and outcomes, increase access to coverage for all New Yorkers, and ensure that we maintain a financially viable healthcare system.

As the White House and Republicans across the country continue to relentlessly attack our right to healthcare and attempt to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, it is urgent that New York lead by example. 

That is why I will not cease in my efforts to continue building a stronger, more efficient healthcare delivery system that treats healthcare as a right for the 20 million New Yorkers we serve."