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PRESS ADVISORY – Rally for Universal Healthcare

Medical Professionals, Small Business & Labor To Hold Rally & Lobby Day for Universal Healthcare

Health care professionals, patients, small business owners, and representatives of organized labor will come to Albany on May 5 for a rally and lobby day for the “New York Health Act” universal health care bill (A. 5062/S. 3525). New York Health would provide universal, comprehensive health care to all New Yorkers without premiums, co-pays, deductibles, or limited provider networks. According to an analysis by UMass-Amherst Economics Department Chair Gerald Friedman, New York Health would save New Yorkers more than $45 billion annually.

The New York Health Act has been endorsed by leading unions and health care organizations including the Working Families Party, NYS AFL-CIO, SEIU 1199, NYS Nurses Association, Communications Workers of America, United Auto Workers 9 & 9A, UFCW Local 1500, Capital District Area Labor Federation, Local 32BJ SEIU, NYSUT, United Federation of Teachers, Doctors Council SEIU, Committee of Interns and Residents, NYS Academy of Family Physicians, NYS American Academy of Pediatrics, Citizen Action, the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, & Asian Legislative Caucus, and 98 New York state legislators.

Rally for the New York Health Act universal, single payer health care bill.

-Physicians and nurses (white coats and scrubs for visuals)
-Small business owners
-Albany City Treasurer Darius Shahinfar
-Bill sponsors Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard N. Gottfried & Senator Bill Perkins and other Members of the Legislature;
-Patients sharing personal stories

West Capitol Park (steps across from Alfred E. Smith building)

-Tuesday, May 5, 12:00 PM.