NY HEALTH ACT
Health care is a human right and it should be our shared responsibility to care for our community.
To ensure this right we must pass the NY Health Act, but to do so, we need leadership in Albany to champion it. Over one million New Yorkers are currently uninsured and even more are underinsured. Health care should be about patient care, not insurance company profits. We deny health care to our neighbors, yet spend about 20% of each health care dollar to support the insurance industry. In 2018, I worked with the NY Health Act supporters and learned how this one revolutionary bill could give all New Yorker’s freedom to change jobs, change relationships, start a small business, go back to school—all without worrying about health insurance for ourselves, or our families. In 2019, I went to Albany to advocate for its passage, knowing the stranglehold of the health care system on our lives.
Where has our leadership been?
How long will our neighbors have to continue to go without health care or be stuck with substandard insurance or in a dead end job because they can’t afford to be without health care – even for a moment? We need more than just a vote for the NY Health Act, we need constant pressure to get the bill passed.