De Blasio has a plan

Ebony Scott
January 9, 2019

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday announced a plan to provide health care for all New Yorkers, including those who can not qualify for health insurance such as undocumented immigrants. That program, NYC Care, will launch this summer and will cost at least $100 million annually at full scale, the city said. "We want them to have primary care, we want them to have specialty care", De Blasio crowed in a press release, according to local media.

"When this plan is fully implemented, every New Yorker who needs a doctor will have an actual doctor with a name and a place, they're going to have a card that will empower them to go to that doctor whenever they need", de Blasio said during Tuesday's press conference.

During his presser on Tuesday, de Blasio said he will continue to support statewide and national efforts to move toward single-payer, and characterized NYC Care as an immediate solution for hundreds of thousands of uninsured New York City residents. When you get people in front of a physician in a timely manner, when you avoid hospitalizations and intensive treatments, you cut out a staggering expense: Those savings are projected to help cover NYC Care. "We recognize that obviously health care isn't just, in theory, a right; it's in practice a right".

The NYC Care plan, which de Blasio said would be funded without tax increases, is an expansion of the city's existing MetroPlus plan that covers hospital bills for low-income residents. Asked if uninsured people-largely illegal immigrants-can get primary care now, Katz explained, "you can definitely walk into any emergency room, you can go to a clinic, but what is missing is the good customer service to ensure that you get an available appointment. that's what we're missing and the mayor is providing". "In the last couple of years there's been tremendous focus, tremendous energy, pinpoint precision in Washington among Republicans trying to reduce the amount of health care people get".

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The announcement on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," comes as the newly Democrat-controlled state legislature in Albany is weighing some form of universal health insurance for New York State. "That's the ideal, that what we need", de Blasio said. "And we're doing that here in this city".

And now de Blasio plans to further embrace illegal immigrants by providing them with free health care on the taxpayers' dime.

The option will also provide healthcare to undocumented immigrants, said de Blasio, because they are still part of the community. Trying to water down Obamacare and debilitate it. Lots of time and energy has been put into taking away health care from tens of millions of people.

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