New York City

Anthony Weiner Unveils Health Care Reform Plan for NYC

Hello, single-payer plan

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Mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner rolled out a sweeping health care reform plan Thursday, proposing that the city act as a "single-payer laboratory" to bring down costs.

Weiner also proposed that city workers begin paying at least 10% of their health insurance premiums.

While in Congress, Weiner became one of the leading advocates of national single-payer health care—having the government pay for all health care, largely cutting out the role of insurance companies.