New York City will begin guaranteeing comprehensive health care to every single resident regardless of someone's ability to pay or immigration status, an unprecedented plan that will protect the more than half-a-million New Yorkers now using the ER as a primary provider, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. But the city already does that.
Proponents of a nationwide Medicare for All system were quick to applaud de Blasio's plan as a major victory for health justice and a significant step toward the establishment of a statewide single-payer system in NY.
Yet taxpayers are at risk for bigger bills: Programs like this are infamous for busting past projected costs.
Notably, NYC Care does not mean universal health insurance.
Yes, once-cash-strapped H+H's finances are, for now, OK. By making people aware that they won't have to pay to see a doctor, or to pick up a prescription, the mayor expects to avert a huge cost.
The efforts in liberal strongholds target President Donald Trump's push to roll back his predecessor's signature law and are moves toward universal health care as championed by some Democrats. It's going to be for the first time a guarantee of health care.
Unlike the MetroPlus plan, NYC Care is a program that leverages the city's hospital system.
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All of New York City's uninsured-including illegal aliens-can go to city hospitals and receive treatment on demand. "We're already paying an exorbitant amount to pay for health care the wrong way when what we should be doing is helping them get the primary care". It'll cost at least $100 million, according to the release.
'We want people to get health care when they need health care, ' he added.
The option will also provide healthcare to undocumented immigrants, said de Blasio, because they are still part of the community. "The Mayor must stop abusing the middle class and treating us like his personal ATM". "It is the worst way to get health care".
Health care has become a major political issue in the United States, with Republicans lifting restrictions that have made many policies under a national system known as Obamacare unaffordable and prominent Democrats advocating a government-run national health system to replace Obamacare.
'Emergency rooms are the default health care provider for so many people in this country.
The city's hospital system has been under severe financial strain and running deficits for years.
In the meantime, she said, Trump is focused on finding bipartisan solutions on critical issues like infrastructure and trade. Trump reaffirmed that he would consider declaring a national emergency to circumvent Congress and spend money as he saw fit.
Twitter users were quick to respond to Trump's new use of the poster, with some pointing out that HBO "is gonna love that". Other people had problems with Trump's "wall" meme that weren't related to " Game of Thrones ".
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She retorts, "Did you have a rough day, Agent Fury?" - a jab at both his attitude and the freshly stitched-up wound above his eye. Although they share a sense of community with the human race, "They're out to do what they got to do".
Such a move would seem certain to draw legal challenges. "This is national security we're talking about", he said on Friday. Speaking on CNN's "State of the Union", Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff called the idea a "nonstarter".
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer also accused Mr Trump of trying to "govern by temper tantrum" and of manufacturing a crisis. Mr Trump said after recounting gruesome details of murders he said were committed by illegal immigrants.
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