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National Health Care – Current Action
The League actively supported national universal health care.  With passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the League will now monitor its implementation at both the state and national levels.

Toward that end the LWVNYS supports A5389/S2078 Gottfried/ Perkins establishing the
New York State Health Plan, a single payer plan. 

National Health Care – Testimony
National Health Care – Legislative Memos
National Health Care – Recent Letters, Press Releases, Op Ed Pieces, and Press Coverage
  • LWVUS Statement on US Supreme Court Decision (6/28/2012)
    Affordable Care Act Ruled Constitutional

  • LWVNYS, with American Cancer Society and Others, Present Study on Tobacco Funds (9/19/2011)
    New report finds only four cents of every dollar New York raises from tobacco helps smokers quit or keeps kids from smoking.
National Health Care – League Positions
National Health Care – Written Universal Health Care(League)
National Health Care – Other Materials (Non-League)
  • A New Website Explains Insurance Reform
    A new federal website was launched July 1, 2010 to explain health care changes under the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed by Congress last year. There are separate sections for Families with Children, Individuals, People with Disabilities, Seniors, Young Adults and Employers.