Can New York Pass Single-Payer in 2021?
As New York recovers from a pandemic and an economic crisis that threw millions off their employer-based health insurance, proponents of the New York Health Act see a unique opportunity to make single-payer a reality.
Ross Barkan · October 12, 2020
To pass the New York Health Act, DSA members say they need a "mass base out in the streets." | David Shankbone
Ross Barkan is a writer and journalist in New York City, and is a member of the New York Focus’ advisory board.
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