End of Session Preview, New York Health Act, Curbing Carbon
On this week's edition of New York NOW: Lawmakers are scheduled to leave Albany for the year after June 10. What's going to happen in the final days of this year's legislative session? We'll take a look.
Our own Darrell Camp and Kate Lisa from Johnson Newspapers have a preview of top issues to come in the next few days, and the news of the week.
The New York Health Act would set up a single-payer health care system in New York, but business groups say it would be bad for the state's bottom line.
Lev Ginsburg from the New York State Business Council and Edward Farrell from the Retired Public Employees Association join us to discuss.
And lawmakers in New York are considering adopting a Low Carbon Fuel Standard, which could curb carbon emissions. Julie Tighe from the New York League of Conservation Voters is with us to explain.
Note: Information on COVID-19 is rapidly evolving. Check our blog posts for the latest information after watching the show.
The New York Health Act: New York Considers Single Payer Health Care | Digital Extra | New York NOW
The New York Health Act would create a single payer health care system in New York that would replace all other private and public insurance plans with a state-run structure.
Supporters of the legislation say it would transform access to health care in New York, and save most people money on the cost of care. It would also eliminate out-of-pocket costs and network restrictions.
Dan Clark, managing editor of New York NOW, spoke with two of the bill's supporters: Gail Myers from Statewide Senior Action and Carlyn Cowen from the Chinese American Planning Council.