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Universal Health Care in NYS?

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Could Universal Health Care make it's way to New York State?

Most likely not, but it does seem likely the State Assembly will pass the measure on Wednesday.

Once that happens, the "New York Health Act" is expected to die in the state senate.

The Universal Care would be funded by a payroll tax and surcharge on other taxable income.

Opponents say it would be too expensive and add to the taxation and regulation in New York.

The sponsor of the bill Assemblyman Richard Gottfried says it would save new yorkers $45 billion annually.

"We're hoping to get a conversation going. We're hoping as the government is allowing states to engage in their own health care systems that this will attract attention and perhaps get our colleagues in the Senate to take a closer look," said Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-123rd District).

"Here we go with another health care plan that's going to cost a ton of money. I just don't think it's a good idea. it's symbolic because I don't think it will get anywhere in the Senate," said Assemblyman Clifford Crouch (R-122nd District).

The state assembly has not voted on Universal Care since it passed a measure in 1992