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New York Health Act/Single Payer in New York State

January 31, 2019 • New York, NY

Starts: 11:00 AM (EST)
Ends: 1:00 PM (EST)
Site: New York City Bar Association
Address: 42 West 44th St, New York, NY 10036 View Map (view map)

We are pleased to extend to you an invitation to a timely event being sponsored by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (the ”City Bar”). The City Bar’s Health Law Committee, chaired by our Crowell colleague, Brian McGovern, has organized a panel discussion for January 31st on “The New York Health Act and Single Payer in New York State”. The “New York Health Act”, a piece of legislation sponsored by Richard N. Gottfried, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Health,  would “create a universal single payer health plan – to provide comprehensive health coverage for all New Yorkers.” (Memo. In Support).

The Committee’s goal in organizing the panel is to educate City Bar members -- and the public at large -- about single payer and the New York Health Act,  along with its legal and policy implications -- to “add value” to the public’s understanding of this important issue and potentially impactful legislation. To that end, the panel includes experts on single payer and respected voices on both sides of the debate: (1) Assembly Member Gottfried; (2) Bill Hammond, Director of Health Policy for the Empire Center for Public Policy; (3) Dr. Oliver Thomas Fein, affiliated with Cornell Medicine and the Physicians for a National Health Program; (4) Eric Linzer, President & CEO, New York Health Plan Association; and (5) Ashley Fox, Professor, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, SUNY Albany.  

The panel discussion will take place on January 31, 2019 between 11 AM and 1 PM at the City Bar’s historic headquarters located at 42 West 44th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, in Manhattan. Please register via the official event website below. Hope to see you there!

Contact: Heather Quinn-Simez (202.508.8891,

Official Event Website
Crowell & Moring Participant(s):
Brian McGovern
Partner – New York
Phone: +1 212.895.4306
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