NYC’s powerful public unions have voiced their serious concerns about the proposed New York Health Act…but there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Here we discuss what NYC-DSA, as an organization invested in both strong unions and universal healthcare, can do to help guide both sides of the argument towards resolution.
Privatized healthcare in the United States is dehumanizing and dangerous. The statistics are infuriating. Maternal mortality is on the rise, topping 26 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2015, according to The Lancet. 2015 Census estimates show that over 1.3 million New York State residents have no health insurance at all. Millions more have insurance in name only, with high copays and deductibles making it cost-prohibitive to attain care.