New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday a plan to provide primary and specialty care for roughly 600,000 residents who now use the hospital emergency rooms in the city as primary care.
Healthcare-for-all provides coverage for all, reduces the burden on small businesses to offer and pay for health coverage, addresses the business myth that it's cost prohibitive to hire certain workers because their health coverage is too expensive.
Starting this summer, the city officials said, they will work to enroll undocumented residents through New York City Health + Hospitals, a network of public hospitals and clinics across the five boroughs.
"We are saying the word guarantee because we can make it happen", the mayor added, emphasizing that the program would be unprecedented in the United States.
Correct. NYC already has a public option. "We're going to have a lot of people going to work sick and making everyone else sick", Mr.de Blasio said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program. The panel concluded, in the words of a Newsday editorial, that "for patients, emphasis would be on primary care instead of hurried emergency-room sessions and days of hospitalization".
Amongst the city's roughly 600,000 uninsured that will be guaranteed such care are an estimated 300,000 so-called undocumented New Yorkers - i.e., illegal aliens. No one should go without the health care they need.
'If folks get primary care or mental health services when they need them at the right point in life, that means you avoid everything from homelessness, incarceration, people losing their jobs'.
Several Twitter users caught this detail and called de Blasio's team out for the questionable math.
Wait times to see a primary care doctor would be in line with the one to two weeks it now takes, officials said. "The things that attract companies to being in NY in the first place won't just go away when something like this is put into action".
"Health care is a human right, and in this city we're going to make that a reality", de Blasio said this week.
It's expected to take two years for NYC Care to be implemented.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is proposing a plan that would require companies to offer their workers 10 days of vacation time off each year. "And we can get it to them". The city intends to set up a 24/7 help line to assist people with their after-hours needs as well.
Adams called the mayor's move "a watershed moment" but also raised questions regarding the program's affordability, and how it will reshape NYC's existing health care system.
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Local authorities say they "highly condemn" the incident and have removed the teacher "pending investigation". Racism is still deeply embedded in South Africa almost 25 years after white-minority rule ended.
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