April 9, 2017
About 35 people gathered across the street from Columbia Presbyterian Hospital Saturday afternoon to show their support for an effort currently underway in Albany to enact a single payer healthcare program for New Yorkers.
S4840 – Summary
Establishes the New York Health program, a comprehensive system of access to health insurance for New York state residents; provides for administrative structure of the plan; provides for powers and duties of the board of trustees, the scope of benefits, payment methodologies and care coordination; establishes the New York Health Trust Fund which would hold monies from a variety of sources to be used solely to finance the plan; enacts provisions relating to financing of New York Health, including a payroll assessment, similar to the Medicare tax; establishes a temporary commission on implementation of the plan; provides for collective negotiations by health care providers with New York Health.
The Legislative Gazette provides a detailed update on the bill’s status here.
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