We are 1 vote away from a Single Payer system in New York that covers ALL residents. Tell your friends and neighbors!
Please call Terrence Murphy, or whoever is your NY State Senator. Not sure? Find your Senator here: https://www.nysenate.gov/find-my-senator
Senator Terrence Murphy (Mahopac and east):
Phone: 914-962-2624 or in Albany, 518-455-3111 . (It is not as scary as you think.)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org if calling is still too scary.
Senator Sue Serino (Putnam Valley & west):
Phone: (845) 229-0106 or in Albany, (518) 455-2945
You can say something like this:
"Hello my name is _____ , from _____ (your town), in Senator ___ (Murphy’s or Serino’s) district.
I am calling to ask the Senator to co-sponsor S4840, the New York Health Act which makes our state more efficient and lower-cost with a Single Payer healthcare system that covers ALL residents.
98% of households will pay less and it saves businesses money and administration.
It has been analyzed in detail, showing that it IS workable. "
Optional items to add:
We will save money by eliminating payments to insurance companies that have 30% overhead rather than 3% like Medicare. We will cut drug costs by negotiating as a block.
We will stop the ‘shell game’ and massive paperwork that does not add to healthcare.
Insurance companies are not going to be happy, but they are not adding to our healthcare.
We have to decide. It is us or them.
Businesses will save overhead in administration, which makes starting a business difficult.
In addition, businesses will reduce medical expense per employee.
This makes New York an better state to start and run a business.
People will no longer risk bankruptcy due to ‘unforseen medical expenses’.
This was the cause of a third of all bankruptcies - before the housing crisis.
We all know the current system is broken.
Please help New York become more attractive for business and more fair to the people by leading us to become a Single Payer state by co-sponsoring and supporting S4840.
Please see: ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF THE NEW YORK HEALTH ACT, by Dr. Gerald Friedman, Chair of the Economics Department, Univ. Amherst.
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Please call your New York Senator! We can make this happen!
And spread the word!