The New York Health Act (A.4738/S.4840) is legislation introduced by Assemblyman Richard Gottfried and Senator Gustavo 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 skyrocketing 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). See item 3 below to connect with your Senator to urge them to support S.4840.
The New York Health Act has a growing list of endorsing organizations. View the full list and add your organization.
How you can help:
1. Request a speaker
PNHP - NY-Metro provides 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.
3. Contact your State Senator
Call, email, and tweet your New York State Senator urging them to support S.4840, the New York Health Act.
4. 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.
5. 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] pnhpnymetro.org or call 646-866-7671.