PNHP-NY Metro Monthly Forum
Tuesday, May 20, 7:30 p.m.
Beth Israel’s Phillips Ambulatory Care Center
10 Union Square East @ E.14th St., 2nd Floor Auditorium
Free and open to all
Can we pass Single Payer in Albany?
Roundtable discussion on the New York Health Campaign
In the last two years, the campaign to create a single-payer health care system in New York State has made tremendous progress. Assm. Gottfried’s New York Health bill now has 74 cosponsors in the Assembly (76 needed to pass), and the number of endorsing unions, professional and community groups has gone from 37 to almost 80 in the last three months. The 45-member New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus endorsed the bill the day after our Lobby Day, attended by 250 participants. How did we get here, and what obstacles do we face moving forward? What lessons can we learn from the 1992 campaign, the last time the bill was able to pass the Assembly? Come join the conversation.
Co-Director, NYS AFL-CIO/Cornell Union Leadership Institute
Former Executive Director, New York Jobs with Justice Health Care Campaign
Dan O’Connell, MD
Family Medicine Faculty, Residency Program in Social Medicine,
Montefiore Medical Center; Board member, PNHP-NY Metro
Frank Proscia, MD
President, Doctors Council SEIU
Former Executive Director, New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
Volunteer Coordinator, Healthcare-NOW! NYC
Moderated by Laurie Wen
Executive Director, PNHP-NY Metro
Artwork by Josh Starcher, Healthcare-NOW! NYC