Join PNHP NY Metro for our free monthly forum
When: Tuesday, November 28th, 7:30PM – 9:00PM
Where: Beth Israel’s Phillips Ambulatory Care Center, 10 Union Square East @ E 14th Street, 2nd Floor Auditorium
Assembly Member Richard Gottfried, Chair, NYS Assembly Committee on Health
Senator Gustavo Rivera, Ranking Member, NYS Senate Committee on Health
Leonard Rodberg, PhD, Research Director, Physicians for a National Health Program NY Metro
Katie Robbins, MPH, Campaign for New York Health
In 2014, progressive forces united to form the Campaign for New York Health -- a statewide coalition dedicated to passing legislation guaranteeing the right to health care in New York State. Leading the charge are member organizations representing nurses, doctors, seniors, patients, and advocates who built a movement to pass the New York Health Act -- our state's universal single-payer health care bill -- three times in the Assembly with huge majority support. Support in the Senate is higher than ever with nearly a majority of the Senate endorsing the bill.
Combining the relentless attacks on health care at the federal level with a motivated base to win in New York State, now is our time to make sure that New York embraces a health care system that is universal, publicly accountable, comprehensive, and affordable. We desperately need a health care system that will reverse decades of inequality through progressive funding; end the horrors of delaying needed care due to medical costs; and relegate medical-related bankruptcy to a footnote in history books. Advocates point out that this legislation would end the tiered system of care available to people based on the type of health insurance they have, helping to reduce shameful racial disparities in access to care and health outcomes. This important reform simply cannot come soon enough.
Join PNHP NY Metro for a discussion with the legislative sponsors and policy experts to learn more about the exciting developments in the state level campaign to create a just and humane health care system.
All PNHP-NY Metro forums are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE
Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) is a single issue organization advocating a universal, comprehensive single-payer national health program. PNHP has 20,000 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 30 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.