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George Knauer | June 1, 2021 | Empire Report

I am one of the millions of New Yorkers who have Medicare coverage. It is coverage I depend on and that I like. However, now it is in jeopardy.

Albany politicians are pushing a single payer-style, government-run health insurance system. Called the New York Health Act, it will eliminate all current coverage – including Medicare – forcing every resident into a one size-fits-all health plan.

I am a retired plumber from Coxsackie, New York with a laundry list of health conditions, not the least of which is blindness. And I am a happy Medicare member of a managed care health plan. My health plan has always been there for me, and even goes above and beyond to make sure I have the care I need. The mere thought that the government can do it better is not only infuriating, but downright scary.

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