NYC Mayoral Candidate Series: Anthony Weiner on health care policy


The Common Good hosted former Rep. Anthony Weiner for an edition of our NYC Mayoral Candidate Series. The former Congressman delivered a health care policy speech exclusively for members of The Common Good and then answered questions from our engaged audience. Mr. Weiner outlined a health care plan that aims to lower costs, improve quality, and expand coverage for all New Yorkers.

In addition to the packed house at City University’s Macaulay Honors College, the event received a lot of coverage in the New York media:

The New York Times featured at story titled, “Weiner Wants City to Test Single-Payer Health Care.” Nina Bernstein wrote:

His talk, at a public lecture series sponsored by The Common Good, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, at a City University of New York branch on West 67th Street, stirred enthusiasm and interest. In the hour before he spoke, word of Mr. Weiner’s proposal galvanized other Democratic candidates for mayor to issue hurried news releases on health care.

“Weiner’s first ‘Big Thought’: Single-payer for the city“ was the headline in Politico (formerly Capital New York). Reid Pillifant wrote:

Anthony Weiner proposed an ambitious single-payer health care system for New York City on Thursday afternoon, in a policy speech his campaign billed as “Big Thought Thursday.”

“We should make New York City the single-payer laboratory for the rest of the country,” said Weiner, in a speech at the CUNY Macaulay Honors College, hosted by the nonprofit group The Common Good.

We also saw write-ups by some other outlets:

Anthony D. Weiner was a member of Congress from 1998 to 2011, representing a district that includes neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens.

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