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Protesters urge Sen. Murphy to support NY Health Care ActPosted: Updated:
Activists staged a die-in Friday to urge state Sen. Terrence Murphy to back the New York Health Care Act, which would create a single-payer system in the state.
The legislation has already passed the Assembly for each of the last three years, but is short of a co-sponsor. It would need a yes vote from state Sen. Murphy to pass on the Senate floor.
The bill favors the creation of a single-payer system funded by taxpayers, rather than relying on employers to provide health insurance.
The protesters created a row of fake tombstones lining the streets of Yorktown across the street from a restaurant owned by the Republican state senator.
News 12 reached out to state Sen. Murphy, but he declined to comment.