Suozzi won’t back single-payer health care with tax increase – The Island Now


Suozzi won’t back single-payer health care with tax increase – The Island Now

U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Glen Cove) is not ready to support a single-payer health care plan that comes with an income tax increase, he told constituents Monday night.
While he said a single-payer system, in which the government would cover most health care costs, is ideal on an “academic basis,” Suozzi said his 3rd Congressional District already has too heavy a tax burden to support such a system.
That’s why Suozzi does not support HR676, a House of Representatives bill that would establish a single-payer system.
“I’m not going to sign up blindly for an income tax …

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