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De Blasio Announces Free Health Care for Illegal Aliens

De Blasio Announces Free Health Care for Illegal Aliens

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that all residents, regardless of citizenship status or ability to pay, will be guaranteed comprehensive health care.

De Blasio took to Twitter after his Tuesday morning appearance, writing "Today I'm announcing a plan to guarantee health care for all New Yorkers. In this city, we're gonna make that a reality", de Blasio said during a news conference.

New York City, with a population of 8.6 million, has more than 6000,000 residents that remain uninsured, so city officials have created a landmark plan to reduce that number to zero. "We can make it happen". Medi-Cal, the state's health insurance program, now will let illegal immigrants remain on the rolls until they are 26, up from 19, according to Newsom's new agenda.

"This is the city paying for direct comprehensive care (not just ERs) for people who can't afford it, or can't get comprehensive Medicaid - including 300,000 undocumented New Yorkers", spokesman Eric Phillips tweeted.

He said despite efforts to fully implement Obamacare, there are 600,000 city residents who lack insurance, including undocumented persons who can not access federal benefits.

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

NYC Care will launch in the summer of 2019 and cost at least $100 million annually at full scale.

"The Mayor must stop abusing the middle class and treating us like his personal ATM", Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis said (R-Staten Island). Clearly, the money that the mayor is assigning to this new initiative is intended for outreach-to convince people to go to the city's already-burdened public clinics instead of waiting until they get sick enough to need an emergency room. "This has never been done in the country in a comprehensive way", de Blasio told MSNBC. "NYC Care will provide a primary care doctor and will provide access to specialty care, prescription drugs, mental health services, hospitalization, and more". However, de Blasio believes it will ultimately save the city money by drastically reducing residents' trips to the emergency room.

"This is a big step in the right direction-but healthcare is still a human right, and must be extended to everyone in the state!" First we're getting you your health care.

Trump's Republican party has pushed to repeal the 2010 Obamacare program, which expanded health care to most uninsured Americans, while the liberal wing of the Democratic party has called for a federally funded, single-payer system, inspired by programs in Canada and many European countries. "And we're doing that here in this city". "Then we're working out the finances".