New York Health

New York Health (A.5062/S.3525) is legislation introduced by Assemblyman Gottfried and Senator Perkins in the New York State legislature. If passed, it will implement a universal, single-payer health care plan that will cover all New Yorkers and eliminate co-pays, deductibles, and sky-rocketing premiums. 

Our campaign has dramatically increased support for the bill, and the bill passed the Assembly in 2015 and 2016. The bill had 22 cosponsors in the Senate (32 needed to pass) at the end of the last session.

New York Health has a growing list of endorsing organizations. View the full list and add your organization.

Here's the full list of cosponsors in the Assembly and the Senate. Read the bill summary and full text.

How you can help: 


1. Request a speaker

PNHP-NY Metro providers expert speakers on single-payer health care in New York State.




2. Sign the Physicians' Letter

Make sure Governor Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Silver, and Senate Majority Leader Skelos hear from New York physicians and medical students that we want a single-payer health care plan.


All are encouraged to sign Healthcare-NOW! NYC's petition to Governor Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Silver, and Senate Majority Leader Skelos.


3. Endorse New York Health

Join a growing list of endorsers including the New York State Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics-District II, Doctors Council/SEIU, Committee of Interns and Residents/SEIU, National Physicians Alliance-NY, Doctors for America-NY, 1199SEIU Healthcare Workers East, IATSE Local One, New York State Nurses Association and the New York State AFL-CIO. 




4. Get Connected

Get connected to other advocates in your neighborhood or hospital/clinic/medical school at organizing [at] or call 212-485-6235.