The ACA Repeal Fails

The New York Health Act

The New York State Constitution states:  "The Protection and promotion of the health of the inhabitants of the state are matters of public concern and provision therefore shall be made by the state and by such of its subdivisions and in such manner, and by such means as the legislation shall from time to time determine."

The Senate Bill would do the following:

  • Declare all residents of New York have the right to healthcare

  • Provide a universal health plan funded by broad-based revenue based ability to pay Encourage cooperative, collaborative and integrative arrangements among health care providers

The Assembly passed its version of the New York Health Act (A05062A) in 2015 and 2016. 

The Assembly Bill would do the following:

  • Every New Yorker would be able to enroll, regardless of age, income wealth, employment, or other status.

  • There would be no network restrictions, deductibles or co-pays.

  • Everyone would choose a primary care practitioner to provide care coordination.

  • Healthcare providers would be paid in full by New York Health, with no co-pays or other charges to patients.

  • Healthcare would no longer be paid for by insurance companies.  It would be paid for based on your ability to pay, through a progressively graduated payroll tax.

The New York State Constitutional Convention Process

Every 20 years New Yorkers are given the opportunity to update the NYS Constitution. In November 2017, a Constitutional Referendum will be placed on the ballot.  If it passes, on November 6, 2018 New Yorkers will elect the delegates to the Constitutional Convention.  A Constitutional Convention will convene on April 2nd 2019 and propose amendments for ratification.  In November 2019, New Yorkers would vote on every amendment.

The New York State Constitution

The Voter Empowerment Act was introduced by Congressman John Lewis in the 114th Congress.  The VEA calls for:

  • Automated Voter Registration

  • Treats universities as voter registration agencies

  • Make online voter registration an option

  • Allows same day registration

Modernized Voter Registration Act of New York was proposed in the 2015 - 2016 legislative session in the Assembly.  It would all you register to vote when you:

  • Apply for or renew your driver's license

  • Complete an application for services from any municipal housing authority

  • Register for classes SUNY or CUNY institutions

  • Are released from parole

  • Apply for unemployment insurance


  • Enhanced DMV Registration

  • Early Voting

Call and email Governor Andrew Cuomo and tell him You support his pro-voter budget proposal:

518-474-1041 (press 1)