New York: Beyond The Breakthrough

Date and Time:
Saturday, October 31, 10:45AM-11:45AM

Facilitator: Gene Carroll, NYS AFL-CIO/Cornell Union Leadership Institute

Presenters: Alice Brody, Single Payer New York; Judy Sheridan Gonzalez, NYSNA; Richard Gottfried, Chair of the NY State Assembly Health Committee.

Description: For over 20 years, Assemblyman Richard Gottfried has introduced a single-payer bill—New York Health—to make healthcare a right for very New York resident. This year it passed the Assembly with an overwhelming majority. This workshop will present a sober analysis of the activism, resources and political contingencies that led to its passage and the challenges that lay ahead as the coalition girds to pass the bill in the state senate and get the governor to sign it into law.

Notes from Conference Participants:

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Slideshows, Photos, and Video:

Download the New York Health Act, A. 5062 (Gottfried); S. 3525 (Perkins).

Download "We Can Do Better" summary and FAQ for the New York Health Act, from Assembly Member Richard N. Gottfried.

Download "We Can Do Better for Working People: Union health benefits and the New York Health Act" by the Campaign for New York Health.

"Economic Analysis of the New York Health Act" by Gerald Friedman, PhD (click image to download as a PDF):
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