"Mayor Bill de Blasio is announcing Tuesday that the city is rolling out a program to provide health care to all New York City residents, including undocumented immigrants", writes ABC News.
During a news conference at a Bronx hospital that is part of the city's network of public hospitals and clinics, de Blasio said repeatedly that he would prefer a federal or state single-payer health care 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 has styled himself, in his 2017 re-election campaign and during his second term, as a progressive leader on issues like health care and as a bulwark against the policies of President Trump, particularly on immigration.
'Health care isn't just a right in theory, it must be a right in practice.
"Under NYC Care, 600,000 New Yorkers, including our undocumented brothers and sisters, will have access to healthcare", declared Winnie Wong, founder of the advocacy group People for Bernie.
Another aspect of the plan, NYC Care, will guarantee insurance to New Yorkers regardless if they are ineligible for insurance or are undocumented. The City is committed to strengthening MetroPlus and connecting more independent workers, City vendors and City workers to that option.
Thiessen said the same claim was made after ObamaCare was passed, however, emergency room visits did not decline as predicted but instead increased.
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 new program will serve an estimated uninsured 600,000 New Yorkers. Patients will be charged on a sliding scale, with the poorest New Yorkers paying nothing.
The current wait time for a primary care appointment in New York City is within a week, said Katz.
"We want to flip the script", de Blasio said. When you get people in front of a physician in a timely manner, when you avoid hospitalizations and intensive treatments, you cut out a staggering expense: Those savings are projected to help cover NYC Care. "We as a country must get there, and New York City will lead the way", de Blasio said.
NYC Care was revealed shortly after newly-elected California Gov.
New York mayor Bill de Blasio joins the 42nd annual Three Kings Day Parade as it marches through East Harlem on January 4, 2019 in New York City. It also will improve the quality of the MetroPlus customer experience through improved access to clinical care, mental health services, and wellness rewards for healthy behavior.
Rhule seemed to be the favorite on Wednesday, but that took a turn just before it was announced that Gase got the job. The New York Jets have a new head coach, former Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase will take over for Todd Bowles .
Officially, at least, China says it considers the tariff battle and North Korea's weapons programs to be entirely separate. Experts agree that while neither the USA nor China is "winning" in the trade war, China may be at a disadvantage .
With no direct way to communicate with the spacecraft from the moon, China put a relay satellite in orbit around the moon in May. Despite the name of Pink Floyd's best-selling album, the side of the moon you can't see isn't always dark.
Emery's side are also in the last 32 of the Europa League where they will face BATE Borisov over two legs next month. Meanwhile, Mesut Ozil has shaken off his own injury problem and is available for selection.
Synamedia has started testing the system and in future it will offer its services to Netflix and other streaming services . The artificial intelligence system could ask video streaming users to upgrade to a premium account that includes sharing.
Missing Wisconsin 13-year-old Jayme Closs has been found alive , Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald announced Thursday. Authorities have released few official details so far, but have said they will hold a press conference later on Friday.
Veselnitskaya , who is believed to be in Russian Federation , could not be immediately reached for comment. The indictment, which was dated December 20, concerns a $230 million tax fraud case that has shadowed U.S.
The worldwide community has not congratulated Tshisekedi on his victory. "In 2018 victory won't be stolen from Martin Fayulu". The church, which has long pressed for a fair election in the largely Catholic nation, refused to name its "clear victor ".
Elizabeth Warren of MA has already formed an exploratory committee and is moving quickly with trips across early primary states. Gabbard was deployed to Iraq in 2005, and she maintains her role as a member of the Hawaii National Guard.
The Chinese government said it was "highly concerned" over reports of the arrest of a Chinese businessman for alleged espionage. Until then, she's under strict bail conditions, which include electric monitoring and an around-the-clock security detail.
Google Assistant controls more devices: At CES 2019, Google expanded its portfolio of Google Assistant-powered devices. Google Assistant will soon let you do checks-in to your flight, save and retrieve your boarding pass.
Apple plans to launch three new iPhone models this year
That allows the company to generate more money from attached products like Apple Watches, AirPods, and services like Apple Music. It's possible that Haptic Touch will extend to all iPhone models if Apple gets rid of 3D Touch entirely.
Teen crashes in Layton while doing 'Bird Box' Challenge
A teen driver attempting a new and risky fad inspired by a Netflix movie caused a crash earlier this week, Layton Police say. The unlikely craze saw Netflix warn the public not to copy the characters and embark on the challenge .
1st flu-related child death reported in New Jersey
Dr Kevin Kelleher, HSE Assistant National Director, Health Protection, said that Ireland had now entered the flu season . When circulating viruses are substantially different from those in the vaccine , vaccine effectiveness can be reduced.
Brown defends Butler: He didn't cross the line
For the Sixers, Brown and Butler, it may be even more hard when Simmons and Embiid tend to dominate the ball as well. Right now the Philadelphia 76ers are 25-14 and hold the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference.