CuomoCare? Unions Fight New York Single-Payer Health Care Plan

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Public-sector unions in New York are pushing back against legislation that would establish a single-payer health care plan for the state.

The New York Health Act has received pushback from labor leaders who gathered in New York City on Monday to express their concerns, particularly that their 380,000 members would have fewer insurance options, Politico reports.

New York City labor leaders gathered in the Lower Manhattan offices of District Council 37 Monday to relay their concerns about the bill to its sponsors, Assemblyman Richard Gottfried and state Sen. Gustavo Rivera, several sources familiar with the meeting told POLITICO. The conflict puts unions at odds with an issue popular in the liberal wing of the Democratic party.

The New York Health Act would “provide universal insurance coverage with no copays, deductibles or premiums for all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status,” Politico previously reported. The measure would require a 156 percent increase in tax revenue for the state, an increase of $139 billion by 2022. The proposed legislation has passed in the Assembly for the past four years but has stalled in the GOP-controlled Senate.

Labor leaders are concerned the act would remove their collective bargaining power against the city. The Monday meeting to discuss concerns was attended by approximately 150 people, according to attendee Greg Floyd, president of Teamsters Local 237.  more

6 Comments on CuomoCare? Unions Fight New York Single-Payer Health Care Plan

  1. Expect to see more states governed by democrats doing this. It’s their end run for Medicare for all. They know that if a few of the heavily populated states get it passed and they go deeper in the red the feds will buckle. We will be paying.

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  2. Amazing hypocrites.

    Remember, only congress and one SEIU union are exempt from the filth known as obamacare. So why not ny’s unions? Or even us?

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  3. The measure would require a 156 percent increase in tax revenue for the state, an increase of $139 billion by 2022. the highest property taxes in the country the highest sales taxes in the country and among the highest income taxes in the nation but they only need 139 BILLION more.

    They good news is so many people are already fleeing NY that by the 2030 cencus NY will have like 5 electoral votes so they will be about as relevant in congress and presidential elections as north Dakota

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  4. If the rest of the country would actually learn from the stupidity that would ensue, I would support this. The resulting calamity would ensure the rest of the country would never touch this. Unfortunately nobody would learn and this would be the beginning of the installation of national healthcare.

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