ny health act

Ursula Rozum / Physicians for National Health Program

Many Central New Yorkers who just travelled to Albany for Senate hearings on the New York Health Act are keeping the conversation going with a Healthcare Stories Forum in Syracuse Thursday night.  “Guaranteed Healthcare for All and the Fight for Equity” is about advocating to expand healthcare insurance to reach marginalized communities who have difficulty getting access. 

Matt Ryan / NY Now

Assembly sponsor Richard Gottfried, who has championed the issue of single payer for several years, says the bill, known as the New York Health Act, has now been amended to include coverage for long term health care, including home health aides and nursing homes.

He says the addition, among other things, will benefit women, who lose income under the present system.