New York Health

New York Health (A.4738/S.4840) is legislation introduced by Assemblyman Gottfried and Senator Rivera 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, 2016, and 2017.

In 2017, support in the Senate has grown significantly. The session ended with 31 NYS Senators supporting the bill (almost half of the NYS Senate). Please call your Senator today at (518) 455-2800 and tell them you want them to support S4840, the New York Health Act.

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 Albany hears from New York physicians and medical students that we want a single-payer health care plan.


All are encouraged to sign the Campaign for New York Health's petition calling on the New York State Senate to pass the bill.


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 to a Statewide Movement

PNHP NY Metro founded a statewide coalition supporting the New York Health Act in 2014. We encourage you to join the Campaign for New York Health.

Get connected to other advocates in your neighborhood or hospital/clinic/medical school at organizing [at] or call 646-866-7671