The New York state Assembly endorsed a single-payer universal health care system . . . Again.
The New York State Assembly has once again passed a ‘single payer healthcare’ bill last week, sending the legislation to the state’s Senate for the fourth year in a row and setting the stage for a major showdown with local Republicans, reports Hannity.com.
According to the Washington Times, the Assembly advanced the bill over the weekend but it will likely be immediately shot-down by the GOP-controlled New York Senate.
The legislation would allow all New York residents to enroll in health coverage that comes with no network restrictions, deductibles, co-pays or caps. The system would be funded by state and local money that now go to Medicaid and other health care programs.
The legislation is a largely symbolic gesture, aimed at motivating New York’s liberal base as the Democratic Party sets its sights on the 2018 midterm elections.
National candidates – such as Nancy Pelosi, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren – have pledged to pursue a “Medicare for All” plan should the Democrats retake the Congress this fall.