De Blasio says every resident in NYC will be guaranteed health care
09 January, 2019, 06:31 | Author: Keith Rowe
"Health care isn't just a right in theory, it must be a right in practice". And we're doing that here in this city, ' de Blasio said.
ABC 7 reports NYC Care will guarantee health care for approval 600,000 people without health insurance in NY.
New York City will soon guarantee health care for all New Yorkers.
Thank you @NYCMayor for your commitment to cover all NYC residents, including those who are undocumented; this is a big step in the right direction-but healthcare is still a human right, and must be extended to everyone in the state!
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday a plan to "guarantee health care to all New Yorkers". Part of the idea NYC Care, aides to the mayor said, was to ease that burden while providing better health care to New Yorkers.
Through the combination of these programs, uninsured residents will gain free or affordable access to primary and secondary providers from pediatrics to OBGYN, geriatric, mental health, and other services.
"The Mayor must stop abusing the middle class and treating us like his personal ATM", Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis said (R-Staten Island). The city intends to set up a 24/7 help line to assist people with their after-hours needs as well.
If de Blasio expects this to burnish his national progressive reputation, he has a darn low opinion of his fellow-travelers' IQ.
Unlike the MetroPlus plan, NYC Care is a program that leverages the city's hospital system.
De Blasio was scheduled to hold a news conference at 11 a.m. Tuesday to reveal more information about the plan.
The Economic Opportunity Institute said more than 43,000 people dropped their health insurance previous year in Washington. The emergency room is the worst way to get health care, it's the most expensive way to get health care, ' he said.
"We need to write another chapter of health care reform", said Inslee, who provided no details on how the program would be funded. We're getting health care to a lot of people who've never had it before.
'To me that is the moral choice and a smart economic choice because we're not doing the insane thing which is making the emergency room the first place people turn to'. "A primary care doctor, an actual person that you can turn to that's your doctor, and the specialty services that will make all the difference", de Blasio said.
'There are huge savings, humanly and economically, to getting it right. In this city, we're going to make that a reality.
NYC Care is set to begin in the Bronx this summer and will roll out to the rest of the boroughs by 2021.
"Our citizens have hard enough time covering their own healthcare costs", Nicole Malliotakis, a member of the New York State Assembly who represents Brooklyn and Staten Island, tweeted.
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