On Tuesday, May 5, 2015 advocates from across New York State will gather in Albany to rally and lobby in support of the Gottfried/Perkins NY Health Act (A5062/S3525).
The NY Health Act will create a publicly funded, universal single payer healthcare system in our state, guaranteeing healthcare to all NY State residents with no out of pocket costs. Everyone will be covered, regardless of immigration or employment status. Providers will have streamlined billing and payment procedures, and no more haggling with insurance companies. Employers will have lower, predictable costs, without restrictive networks. Local governments will save on public employee benefits.
Schedule for 5/5
10:00am - Registration, Coffee and Bagels in Meeting Rooms 2 & 3 in the Empire Plaza Concourse
10:30am - Briefing for the day; groups for meetings
12:00pm - Rally for universal health care outside the Capitol Building!
1 - 3:30pm - Meetings with legislators on the New York Health Act
Driving yourself? Find parking information HERE.
RSVP today and:
- Get free transportation to/from Albany that day
- Host an event in your community to help spread the word
- Join in-district meetings during the legislative break April 6—17
- Pledge your organization to fill a van
- Donate to the campaign
- Download the flier in English and Spanish and help spread the word!
We need YOU to pass the bill in the State Assembly this session. Join us because healthcare is a human right!
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Featuring members of the Lincoln Hospital Collective:
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All PNHP-NY Metro forums are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) is a single issue organization advocating a universal, comprehensive single-payer national health program. PNHP has 19,000 members and 40 chapters across the United States.
Since 1987, we've advocated for reform in the U.S. health care system. We educate physicians and other health professionals about the benefits of a single-payer system--including fewer administrative costs and affording health insurance for the 50 million Americans who have none.
Our members and physician activists work toward a single-payer national health program in their communities. PNHP performs ground breaking research on the health crisis and the need for fundamental reform, coordinates speakers and forums, participates in town hall meetings and debates, contributes scholarly articles to peer-reviewed medical journals, and appears regularly on national television and news programs advocating for a single-payer system.
PNHP is the only national physician organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to implementing a single-payer national health program.