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On Thursday, October 10, the legislature held the second public hearing on the New York Health Act (A.5248/S.3577), this time in Rochester. Several members of the Realities of Single Payer coalition delivered testimony voicing opposition to a government-run, single payer healthcare system in the state. Click each timestamp to watch video of their testimony:

00:16:00 – Bob Duffy, Former Lieutenant Governor/President & CEO, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce

3:24:00 – Grant Loomis, Vice President of Government Affairs, Buffalo Niagara Partnership

5:19:10 – Michael King, Committee Chair, NYS Association of Health Underwriters & Matthew Maines, Legislative Co-Chair, NYS Association of Health Underwriters

6:42:00 – Michael Kracker, Executive Director, Unshackle Upstate


Three local television news stations and one public radio news station covered the hearing:

Advocates rally and testify in front of lawmakers for single payer health care

Single payer health care in NY? State lawmakers hear both sides at U of R

Rally held for New York Health Act

Hearing on universal health care legislation held in Rochester

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