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Capital Pressroom Interview (audio)

On May 16 I joined Susan Arbetter of Capital Pressroom for a conversation about single-payer healthcare and Republican attacks on the Affordable Care Act.  You can find the interview here.

WAMC (w/ audio): Activists Rally, Demand Albany Pass NY Single-Payer Bill

By Dave Lucas, April 5 (audio in link)

With the country once again debating the future of health care, activists rallied Tuesday in Albany in support of a bill that would create a universal, publicly-financed health-insurance plan for all New Yorkers.

Rallygoer and Green Party candidate for Albany mayor Dan Plaat believes having a state single-payer plan in place would have a positive impact on local economics.   “It reminds me a lot of the anti-fracking movement. Each year the rally gets a little bit bigger. More partners are made and more people catch on to the necessity and the importance of this issue in getting this law passed, this piece of policy done.”

Capital Tonight re: Single-Payer and the Affordable Care Act

3/28/17, interview on Capital Tonight regarding single-payer healthcare and updates on the State budget and Federal action on healthcare.  Video here:
http://www.twcnews.com/nys/capital-region/capital-tonight-show/2017/03/28/capital-tonight-032717.html

ABC News 10 (w/ video) – NY Senate Democrats calling for proper healthcare

Nick Perrault, March 9, 2017 (video in link)

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Senate Democrats in New York are calling out Republicans in their chamber for failing to act to ensure all New Yorkers have proper healthcare.

The conference introduced legislation this week they say will protect everyone.

“We are in the midst of experiencing a calamity out of Washington D.C in our country,” Senator Democratic Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris, said.

TWC News (with video) – With Health Care in Upheaval in Washington, Democrats in Albany Push for Single-Payer System

By Nick Reisman (video in link), March 8

With the Affordable Care Act under fire in Washington, Democratic lawmakers in Albany are pushing for a measure creating a single-payer system — universal health care.

“We have an obligation to protect the 3.6 million New Yorkers enrolled in comprehensive health coverage enrolled through our state’s exchange,” said Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins.

Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter (audio)

March 6, 2017


The Capitol Pressroom features Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried on changes to the ACA and his push for a single-payer health care system in New York State.

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BALCONY Radio interview

I spoke to the Business and Labor Coalition of NY on WOR 710 AM radio, regarding the new administration’s threats to the Affordable Care Act, and the need for a universal, single-payer healthcare system:  https://soundcloud.com/lou-gordon-845856577/balcony-ny-1-29-17 (segment starts at 23 minutes).

Capital Pressroom (Audio) – Previewing Legislative Water Hearings

Interview on Capital Pressroom with Susan Arbetter, posted by Alyssa Plock, September 7.

Capital Tonight (Video) re: Legislative Water Hearings

Interview with Liz Benjamin, Capital Tonight, September 6.

WHEC Rochester (VIDEO): Health dept. issues recommendations to fix state’s flawed rollout of medical marijuana

By Amanda Ciavarri, 8/23/16 – video in link

New York State’s rollout of its medical marijuana program has been far from smooth.

Patients have told News10NBC they have had problems including finding specific medications they need and simply finding a doctor that is permitted to prescribe the drug.

Now, a new report from the state health department aims to fix these issues. The 13-page report from the state Department of Health has a number of recommendations including adding an additional five growers in the next two years, increasing the number of brands allowed in the state and allowing medical staff at schools to administer medical marijuana.

“My first reaction is, well, it is about time,” says Christine Emerson. “And they are all of the recommendations that they initially took out.”