New York City Offers Health Care to Uninsured, Including Illegal Aliens - Mayor

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New Yorkers will soon have access to comprehensive healthcare, available to everyone, regardless of their income and/or immigration status, through a newly announced program called NYC Care.

Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled on Tuesday NYC Care, a comprehensive plan to provide health care to all New York City residents, including undocumented immigrants.

In a tweet, de Blasio said the plan will "ensure the first stop for people isn't the emergency room".

The $100 million plan will roll out this year and expand over the next few years, de Blasio said. The idea is to avoid going to an emergency room for non-emergency situations, freeing them up for their intended goal.

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"I refuse the notion that these folks don't deserve health care", de Blasio, a Democrat, said of undocumented immigrants.

According to reports, the decrease in traffic deaths comes as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio's "Vision Zero" plan, which began in 2014 and is created to eliminate such deaths. An estimated 600,000 people in the city are not now covered by any healthcare plan.

The mayor's office also said the new effort "will improve the quality of the MetroPlus customer experience through improved access to clinical care, mental health services, and wellness rewards for healthy behavior". The answer: Mayor de Blasio is not really proposing anything new; nor is he planning to expand services or care to anyone now ineligible. The difference, said NYC Health and Hospitals CEO Mitchell Katz, is in the coordination that these participants will receive to get quick access to a doctor instead of showing up to an emergency room or clinic to be checked out. "We recognize that obviously health care isn't just, in theory, a right; it's in practice a right".

He joked that if they did leave town, they should use the Trans-Hudson commuter train to get their "free health care" without worry.

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Not only will NY be a sanctuary city, Mayor de Blasio will now seek $100 million in new spending to provide full comprehensive healthcare for all, including its undocumented immigrants.

"Our citizens have a hard enough time covering their own healthcare costs and now Mayor de Blasio also wants them to pay for the healthcare of 300,000 citizens of other countries", Malliotakis said in a statement.

The prospects for a statewide universal health care proposal in NY improved last fall when Democrats took control of the entire Legislature by winning a Senate majority.

The NYC Care program launches in the summer of 2019. We want people to have primary care, specialty care.

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The progressive mayor stated that he believes NYC Care will act as a springboard for the rest of the country to follow suit and ultimately implement a nationwide universal health care program. "You won't end up in a hospital bed if you actually get the care you need when the disease starts".

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