Today, members of the New York legislature reintroduced the New York Health Act and called for its passage as early as this spring. The Realities of Single Payer Coalition, of which Big I NY is a member, pushed back strongly on the proposal to create a single payer health care system in NY.
"The New York Health Act would destroy the existing insurance market and hurt consumers by removing their ability to choose the best healthcare for their needs. Independent insurance agents and brokers are committed to helping New Yorkers protect what matters most. We believe consumers are best served by a competitive market rather than a single option dictated by state government,” said David MacLachlan, CPCU, Chair of Big I NY.
Read the full statement by Realities of Single Payer here.