Health Care

De Blasio Says City Will ‘Guarantee Health Care For All New Yorkers’

De Blasio Says City Will ‘Guarantee Health Care For All New Yorkers’

The basic premise: The approximately 600,000 uninsured people now living in New York City will gain free or affordable access to primary and secondary providers, thanks to a strengthened public insurance plan (the existing MetroPlus) and a new program called NYC Care.

De Blasio also said the city would not raise taxes to pay for the program and will use the city's public health care system to fund it. It provides no health coverage for residents traveling outside of the city, officials said at the news conference.

Eric Philips, de Blasio's press secretary, later clarified that the plan is not health insurance.

De Blasio, now in his second term as mayor of the country's most populous city, has long supported universal healthcare coverage.

The programs will cost the city an estimated $100 million a year to operate.

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NYC Care is set to begin in the Bronx this summer and will roll out to the rest of the boroughs by 2021.

"We recognized that obviously health care is not just in theory a right", De Blasio told media ahead of his announcement.

City Hall said the Affordable Care Act gave eight million New Yorkers health insurance, but 600,000 New Yorkers still remain without insurance because they either, do not, or can not enroll.

The plan would cover everyone regardless of ability pay or immigration status. He argued that preventative care and access to primary care doctors will cut down on emergency room visits.

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. As a result, they end up in the emergency room for complaints great and small, typically receiving care for a problem that's become much more serious during the wait. It's going to be for the first time a guarantee of health care.

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Asked about how the program would work in places like Staten Island without a public hospital, de Blasio emphasized that the Vanderbilt Clinic was open and that MetroPlus would work everywhere "so that's half the people".

'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'.

"We also have a way to provide direct health care to a lot of neighbors who happen to be undocumented - they're still part of our community, they need health care, their families need health care", de Blasio added.

De Blasio said that when the program is fully implemented it will be the most comprehensive health care system in the country. We just have to keep working at it!

"Health care is a right, not a privilege reserved for those who can afford it", de Blasio said.

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