PNHP-NY Metro's 2024 Legislative Package
The legislation below represents PNHP-NY Metro's primary endorsements during the 2024 legislative session in New York.
Summary of Legislation
✅New York Health Act (S7590 / A07897) will establish a single-payer universal healthcare system in New York state that will guarantee comprehensive care for all residents and workers, regardless of employment, immigration status or ability to pay!
✅Coverage 4 All (A3020 / S2237) will create a state-funded Essential Plan for ALL New Yorkers up to 200% of the federal poverty level, regardless of immigration status, by including undocumented immigrants in the state’s application for the 1332 waiver. Submit comments in support of Coverage 4 All.
✅End Medical Debt package: Ounce of Prevention Act (A6027A / S1366B) requires all hospitals to use a uniform application form and policy and relates to distribution of funds from the general hospital indigent care pool, and the Stop SUNY Suing Act (A8170 / S7778) which prohibits state-operated hospitals from suing patients for medical debt.
✅Fair Pay for Home Care would leave room in the budget for home health workers to make 150% of the minimum wage. New York has a home health care shortage and ensuring liveable wages for these highly skilled professionals is the first step to address this.
✅Reproductive Freedom & Equity Act (A00361A / S00348B) will establish a fund to cover the cost of abortion —as well as traveling expenses and childcare costs—for low-income New Yorkers and people coming from out of state. Has already passed the state senate!
Past Legislative Packages: