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NY chapter of @PNHP, a non-profit of 22k+ physicians & medical students who support universal health care. #PassNYHealth #NYHealthAct #MedicareForAll
17 Feb
The New York Health Act @NYHCampaign will provide comprehensive benefits to EVERYONE like Medicare. It will cost LESS than what healthcare costs now.
#NYHA creates a dedicated Trust Fund outside annual state budget. Like Medicare taxes today, they will be set in law as proportional to income.
#NYHA will eliminate local share of Medicaid that raises property tax on county level. This is a regressive tax.
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17 Feb
MLK said "of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is most shocking and inhumane." COVID exposed this inhumanity. We need to stand up against decades of austerity - Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, President of @nynurses
The narrative and agenda has to change. Political leaders and union leaders have to change. We saw this with Sandy. We are seeing this with COVID. Many deaths are unnecessary if our commitment to the public is genuine. #InvestInOurNY @nynurses
After decades of budget cuts, the cupboards were bare. The PPE was not there when we needed them. The staff was not there!
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17 Feb
#InvestInOurNewYork has 6 bills that will raise $50-75 Billion annually to make massive public investment for NY's economy and get through the budget crisis!
Wealthiest top 5% are massively undertaxed and doing better than ever financially in the midst of the pandemic
NY state is:
#1 most unequal
#1 in homelessness
#2 in deaths per capita deaths from COVID
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17 Feb
We have until April 1st to let @NYGovCuomo know that we need him to make it a priority for the state budget to #InvestInOurNewYork - @rebeccabailin
#InvestInOurNewYork Needs Your Help! Call your legislator to make sure they support the 6 bills to #TaxTheRich investinourny.org/take-action
#InvestInOurNewYork Bill #1: Create a progressive income tax system [S2622/A4604]
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