This edition: Josh Mason, Working Families PartyTweet
Original tape date: May 15, 2006.
We all know that there are many people in New York who are living without any health insurance. What is less understood is that those people are not unemployed or destitute; they are working, sometimes for large profitable companies. But many of those companies have chosen not to offer health insurance with the result that when some of their employees get sick they take advantage of taxpayer financed public health services. Is this fair? What should be done about it? Josh Mason, policy director for the Working Families Party, helps us gain some perspective on the situation.