New York Health Act Community Forum


Ditmas Park, Brooklyn

Kicking off the new year I had the privilege to speak during Pakistani American Youth Society‘s  New York Health Act community forum. I got to share my unique perspective as a small business owner and how I handle health insurance for my employees. It was a very in depth and informative discussion, and I learned many new things about our current healthcare system. The panel discussion was lead by Dr. Donald Moore M.D., M.P.H.. Dr. Moore is a community physician, trustee and past president of the Medical Society of the County of Kings, and a board member of the NY Metro Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program.  After learning more I can say that I support the New York Health Care Act and encourage more people to learn about it and engage with their peers and local legislators. Health care is not only a quality of life issue, it’s also a moral obligation.

Check out all the great press it’s been getting:

New York Health Act – What’s Stopping Us From Having Universal Healthcare In NY – Bklyner


New York Health Act – Quick Facts

  • Covers all New Yorkers – regardless of age, income, wealth, citizenship or employment
  • Covers all necessary care, including dental, vision, reproductive & mental health
  • Reduces healthcare cost for 98% of New Yorkers
  • Saves NY State $45 billion per year
  • Eliminates out-of-pocket & out-of-network fees, premiums, copays & deductibles
  • Saves lives, encourages entrepreneurship & increases job mobility


How much will employees AND employers save with NYH?

NYH estimated monthly costs to what you currently pay for healthcare:

Yearly Income          Employee Pays Only          Employer Pays Only          Self-Employed Pays Only

< $25,000          $0                $0                $0

$50,000         $38              $150          $188

$100,000      $133              $533              $666

$400,000         $900          $3,600         $4,500

Economic Analysis by Prof. Gerald Friedman, UMass/Amherst Summary: http://b 

Full Report:

Host and event organizer Ahsan Ali introducing me up to the panel’s table.


Pakistani American Youth Society Founder/Chairman Kashif Hussain and myself speaking after the forum Kawish TV.



Me beside distinguished panelist Dr. Donald Moore M.D.