Albany, N.Y. - The State is poised to take another run at a single-payer healthcare system.
State Lawmakers are reportedly planning a series of public hearings after Albany area Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy introduced a bill that would establish a universal, single-payer health care plan in New York State.
Supporters of the bill say that they want to expand affordable healthcare to all New Yorkers. Right now, less than five percent of state residents have no access to healthcare.
A Rand Corporation study last year estimated the state would need to find another $139 billion dollars in tax revenue to pay for the program in 2022.