Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,TCN-Deerpark) issues a statement on the Assembly’s passage of the New York Health Plan
“Our taxes continue to skyrocket, our business climate is pathetic, yet New York City liberals waste time on this useless bill that will almost certainly never pass the Senate. This is political grandstanding at its best, which mandates outrageous tax increases on every citizen and virtually eliminates the private health insurance industry statewide. The solution to healthcare starts with providing quality jobs for our residents and empowering our business leaders to invest in employees through benefits and health coverage.
“If this bill became law it would drastically increase the state’s annual budget, put your medical future in the hands of Albany bureaucrats, raise taxes for all individuals and cause long waits at the doctor’s office. This is wrong for New York! We need more competition in the insurance industry and less regulation imposed by government to drive down premium rates and make insurance more affordable for all New Yorkers.”
Assemblyman Brabenec represents the 98th District, which includes the towns of Deerpark, Greenville, Minisink, Warwick, Tuxedo, Monroe, and Ramapo.