Universal Health Care in New York? Artists, Hackers and Filmmakers Say, Go For It; Small Business Owners Say, Hold On!
This past week, DailyClout hosted a Rapi Castillo, who is a coder, and Kathryn Jones, who is the Executive Director of Resistance Media Collective. They spoke about their work, along with that of other graphic artists, hackers and designers, including animators and filmmakers, in the Universal Health Action Blitz, to support a bill called the New York Health Act, S4840, which would, its supporters argue, create low-cost universal health care in New York State. It is one vote away from being put on the agenda in the New York State Senate (it has passed the Assembly).
A lively back and forth arose on camera about whether or not the bill would save money for ordinary New Yorkers, and whether or not the data supporting savings was visible in the bill. We are grateful to Rapi and Kathryn for hanging in there and responding to our and our audience’s questions — strong ethical debate is a key part of a living democracy.
If you have questions about the infographic, ask them here and we will have Universal Health Action Blitz reply. If you love (or hate) this bill, share it! IIf you want universal health care to pass in New York State — especially if you live in New York State or in his constituency, in the Bronx — tweet the bill sponsor Rep. Gustavo Rivera (D-NY) of the 33rd District, @NYSenatorRivera. Have your say.
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