The public hearing on Tuesday assessing a single-payer health care measure is only the first, Sen. Gustavo Rivera on Friday.

The Legislature is planning additional hearings on the issue “in the coming months” Rivera, the Senate Health Committee chairman, said.

“I am excited to announce that additional hearings on the New York Health Act will be held across New York State in the coming months,” he said. “Almost a hundred New Yorkers have requested to testify at next Tuesday’s hearing in Albany and I am looking forward to engaging with them to hear their stories on how we must change our health care system so that it benefits all New Yorkers equally, and not just a few.”

A full schedule is expected to be announced, with hearings held across the state, Rivera said.