As Bernie Sanders unveils his latest radical health care plan, it reminds us of Anthony Brindisi’s out-of-touch vote just four months ago in the New York Assembly to create a single-payer health care plan in New York.

That’s when Brindisi voted for roughly $226 BILLION in new taxes! Obamacare is enough of a disaster, and that’s just the beginning of government-run health care.

“The last thing New Yorkers need is to foot the bill for potentially trillions in new spending, yet Anthony Brindisi’s record proves he won’t say no to higher taxes on families and businesses. Obamacare’s higher costs, fewer choices and unworkable mandates are just the beginning of Brindisi’s disastrous goal of forcing single-payer health care on New Yorkers.”- Courtney Alexander, CLF spokeswoman

BACKGROUND 

In 2017, Brindisi Voted To Create A Universal Single-Payer Health Care Plan In New York 

  • In 2017, The New York Assembly Considered A04738, Which Would Create A Universal Single-Payer Health Care Plan In New York. “PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would create a universal single payer health plan -New York Health – to provide comprehensive health coverage for all New Yorkers.” (A04738, New York State Assembly, Accessed 6/29/17)
  • On May 16, 2017, Brindisi Voted For A04738 In The New York State Assembly. (A04738, New York State Assembly, Accessed 6/29/17)
  • The Foundation For Research On Equal Opportunity Found That The State Would Have To Increase Taxes By $226 Billion To Pay For The New York Health Act. “The Friedman report attempts an analysis of the fiscal effects of the New York Health Act. Friedman estimates that the Act would reduce state health spending by $44.7 billion in 2019, and require tax increases of $91.3 billion in the same year: more than doubling the state’s tax burden. The analysis described below arrives at a substantially different estimate: that the Act would increase state health spending by $87.4 billion in 2019, and require tax increases of $225.9 billion.” (Avik Roy, “The Price Of Single Payer,” The Foundation For Research On Equal Opportunity)
    • New York Already Has The Highest Tax Burden On Its Citizens Than Any Other State In The Country. (Ashley May, “These Are The States Where You Pay The Most And Least In Taxes,” USA Today, 4/5/17)
  • The Bill Would Kill At Least 175,000 Jobs In New York. “The Act could lead, at minimum, to the loss of 175,000 jobs as high-wage, high-value industries move to neighboring states. These losses would filter throughout the economy through lower consumer spending, reducing economic opportunity for those who most need it.” (Avik Roy, “The Price Of Single Payer,” The Foundation For Research On Equal Opportunity)
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