Hearings on plan to eliminate private health insurance

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo is the next stop in a series of statewide hearings on a proposal to establish a single-payer health care system in New York.
Wednesday’s hearing in Buffalo will be the third on Assemblyman Richard Gottfried’s proposed New York Health Act. The proposal would replace private health insurance with a publicly funded system.

Gottfried, who is chair of the Assembly Health Committee, says the move would save New Yorkers $20 billion a year by eliminating insurance company overhead and administrative costs.

The proposal is opposed by the insurance industry.

The hearing takes place at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute at 10 a.m. Before the session, Gottfried and some doctors, patients and others will explain their support.

WIVB.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s