WNYC: 30 Issues: New York Health Act

30 Issues in 30 Days continues: Since 1992, a bill that would give New Yorkers universal health care passed the state Assembly five times, including the last four years in a row, but it has always died in the Republican-controlled State Senate. Could that be about to change?

Listen to Pete Harckham on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show

Now that the State Senate is teetering on the edge of becoming Democrat, could The New York Health Act be about to see its day?

Pete Harckham, former Westchester County Legislator Majority Leader and Democratic Candidate for the New York State Senate in the 40thDistrict, and Chris Pope, Manhattan Institute senior fellow, debate about whether New Yorkers would be better off with single payer health care.