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Achieving Health Care for All:
The New York Health Act for
A Just COVID Recovery
Tuesday, March 9, from 7:00-8:30 PM via Zoom
Assembly Member Karines Reyes, R.N., District 87 — Representing parts of the Bronx including Parkchester and Castle Hill since 2018. Assembly Member Reyes is a registered nurse in the Oncology Department at Montefiore Hospital, where she serves on the NYSNA Executive Committee as vice chair of the bargaining unit.
Dr. Farzon A. Nahvi, MD — An Emergency Medicine Physician, Dr. Nahvi testified for the U.S. House of Representatives at the first Medicare for All Hearing in 2019. His writings have appeared in the New York Times, New York Magazine, and the New York Daily News among other outlets. He has a book forthcoming in 2021.
Bobbie Sackman, MSW — Campaign Leader with the NY Caring Majority/Jews for Racial & Economic Justice (JFREJ). Bobbie is working to enact the Fair Pay for Home Care Act in Albany. She is a longtime advocate for older New Yorkers through her 40 year career in the aging issues arena. She was the Director of Public Policy for 28 years with LiveOn NY, the central organization representing the diverse community-based aging services network citywide.
Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, MD, DPHIL, PhD — Physician, epidemiologist, educator, author, speaker, and podcast host. His newsletter, The Incision, cuts to the heart of the trends shaping our moment. He is a commentator at CNN. His three books include Healing Politics and Medicare for All: A Citizen’s Guide with Dr. Micah Johnson. He is the host of “America Dissected,” a podcast by Crooked Media, which goes beyond the headlines to explore what really matters for our health. He is a Senior Fellow at the FXB Center for Health & Human Rights at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, and a Scholar-in-Residence at Wayne State University. He is formerly the Health Director for the City of Detroit and candidate for Governor of Michigan in 2018.
Betty Kolod, MD, Board member, Physicians for a National Health Program - New York Metro
YuLing Koh Hsu & Ursula Rozum, Co-Directors of the Campaign for New York Health
Co-sponsored by Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP)-NY Metro & the Campaign for New York Health
The New York Health Act (NYHA) is a bill in the state legislature that will guarantee comprehensive health care to all New York State residents regardless of immigration and employment status by establishing a universal, single-payer health system in New York. Achieving universal health care is a necessary step in the struggle for racial justice and equitable economic recovery from COVID.
In this forum we will discuss our strategy for passing the New York Health Act in 2021. We will hear legislators, organizers and a diverse range of NYHA supporters, representing the spectrum of arguments for single-payer, universal health care in New York State. This forum will prepare attendees to participate in our March 23rd Healthcare Worker, Resident, and Student Virtual Lobby Day, when we will meet with key legislators to expand support for the New York Health Act.
Topics to be covered:
- Why NYHA is more important than ever for a just recovery from COVID
- Strategy to pass NYHA in a historically progressive state legislature
- How you can support our March 23rd Virtual Lobby Day to pass the NYHA
Truly, NOW IS THE TIME to demand and win healthcare for all!!