How Will De Blasio's Health Care Plan Differ From The Current System?

How Will De Blasio's Health Care Plan Differ From The Current System?

New York City does not plan to raise taxes on residents to fund the new initiative, as de Blasio says the program and its costs will be phased in over the span of several years, USA Today reported.

The mayor unveiled the program at a news conference at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx after first announcing in on MSNBC's "Morning Joe".

The program will strengthen NYC's public health insurance plan, MetroPlus, to make it more affordable for all New Yorkers, while simultaneously implementing NYC Care, which will connect persons ineligible for insurance the access to NYC Health + Hospitals' physicians, pharmacies and mental health and substance abuse services.

The emergency room is the "default health care provider for so many people in this country", de Blasio said. "It is not only the morally right choice, but it will save taxpayers in the end".

While some have expressed concerns about the decision to pay for the care of undocumented residents, many couldn't move past the improbable math provided by the city in its explanation about how it will pay for the coverage.

Lee also noted that the governor's plan to restore an individual mandate penalty - which would be levied on those who don't have health insurance - would lower health care costs and increase enrollment. According to de Blasio's office, there are 90,000 and 200,000 workers in the retail and hospitality/food service industries, respectively, who have to choose between spending time with their families and putting food on the table. "We as a country must get there, and New York City will lead the way", the mayor said in a statement ahead of Wednesday's announcement.

"Every other major nation recognizes the necessity of Paid Personal Time", de Blasio stated. Part of the idea NYC Care, aides to the mayor said, was to ease that burden while providing better health care to New Yorkers. The Golden State became the first to cover undocumented children up to age 19 in 2016.

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The $100million plan would reach 600,000 uninsured New Yorkers, including undocumented immigrants, low-income residents who can't afford current insurance plans, and the "young invincibles" who don't think they need insurance.

The de Blasio administration said Tuesday that all services will be "affordable on a sliding scale".

The state's similarly liberal governor, Andrew Cuomo, previously spoke about health-care-for-all prior to being elected to a third term a year ago.

In this file photo taken on June 21, 2018, thousands of people participate in "Mind Over Madness Yoga", an annual all-day outdoor yoga event during the summer solstice in Times Square in NY. "From this moment on, in New York City, everyone is guaranteed the right to health care".

"We are not going to fall for the trick of waiting for Washington, D.C., to solve our problems", the mayor said. No, not this plan wouldn't, but we wouldn't need a plan to solve the problem, would we? "You name it. The things that people need will be available to them". Only New York City residents are eligible for NYC Care.

How about the Mayor of New York City take care of the people that was born here, like the ones that are sleeping on our streets.

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