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Albany Times Union| on February 6, 2018

Heather C. Briccetti, Esq.

President and CEO,

Business Council of New York State,  Albany


While we appreciate Howie Hawkins’ consideration of New York’s employers in his commentary (Opinion on the web: “Single-payer would save N.Y. billions,” Jan. 30), as the state’s leading business organization we know that employee health costs are a top concern for our members.

We are also keenly aware that a single-payer system would be an absolute disaster for our economy. This reckless plan would remove choice in health care, raise taxes by more than $200 billion annually, put hundreds of thousands out of work and guarantee that New York will be the least desirable state for business.


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