Affordable, universal health insurance is emerging as the number one political issue that Americans and New Yorkers are paying attention to nationally and locally. The New York Health Act, a single-payer plan for New York, is up for legislative consideration this session. Proponents of the “single-payer” model note its potential to provide universal, affordable coverage to all through progressive tax financing, while critics deride the plan for this very same reason.
Join us for a Roundtable Discussion. Panelists include Assembly Member Richard Gottfried (sponsor of the New York Health Act), Dr. William Hsiao (K.T. Li Professor of Economics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; designer of single payer universal insurance models for the state of Vermont, Taiwan and at least nine other countries), Dr. Peter Arno (senior fellow and director, Health Policy Research, Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Senior Fellow National Academy of Social Insurance), and Dr. Mark Zezza (Director of Policy and Research, New York State Health Foundation; contributor to the Rand study on financing the New York Health Act).
Date, time, and location:
Tuesday, February 25
5:30-7:30 p.m. Eastern
UAlbany Downtown Campus – Milne 001
135 Western Avenue
Albany, New York
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