Single-payer Health Care

Mike Desmond/WBFO

While nearly two dozen Democratic presidential candidates fight over national health insurance policy, a small group met Wednesday night in the West Seneca Community Center to talk about the New York Health Act. The proposal would bring single-payer health care to every New Yorker.

Some newly elected state Senate Democrats want New York to adopt a single-payer health care system, but that may put them at odds with other Democratic Senators who do not want to raise taxes.

Karen Dewitt / WBFO Albany Correspondent

The New York State Senate made history on two fronts Monday, as it elected Andrea Stewart-Cousins to be the first woman and the first African-American woman to head the chamber in January.