Thank you for your important support of the New York Health Act - the bill to make healthcare a right for all New Yorkers by creating a universal, single-payer healthcare program in New York (A.6058/S.5474) while saving New York State billions of dollars. As we approach the final weeks of the 2021 legislative session, the time is now to make a big push to bring the bill to the floor for a vote.
The Coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented public health crisis that has put all of our lives at risk. Many of us who lost our jobs also lost our health insurance just when we may need it most. The pandemic has shined a light on and is exacerbating the weaknesses and cruel inequities of the current healthcare system.
The New York Health Act will provide comprehensive, universal health coverage — including long-term care — for every resident of New York. Health insurance coverage will no longer be tied to our jobs. We will have freedom and choice of any doctor or hospital. Our healthcare providers can work to keep us healthy; New York Health pays the bill.
Thanks to the grassroots movement across the state, the New York Health Act has been reintroduced for the first time with majority support in both the Assembly and Senate. Even with this historic milestone, the bill faces an uphill battle with well-funded corporate opposition working hard to block it. They have the money, but we have the people.
In just a few minutes, you can make a huge impact on the campaign to win guaranteed healthcare.
Follow the simple steps to email and tweet your Assembly Member and State Senator and legislative leaders Assembly Speaker Carl Heaste and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins.