Protesters urge Sen. Murphy to support NY Health Care Act

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YORKTOWN -

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. 
 

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