De Blasio Unveils 100 Million Dollar "Medicare For All New Yorkers" Plan • Good Assurance


Do not be outdone by the other New York resident who is making headlines with his "Green New Deal", New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has unveiled his new plan to launch the largest and most comprehensive plan in the country to ensure health care for every New Yorker.

"Health care is a right and not a privilege for those who can afford it" said the mayor of Blasio.

"As the federal government strives to eliminate health care for millions of Americans, New York City is leading the way." to ensure that every New Yorker has access to comprehensive, quality care regardless of immigrant status or ability to pay. "

We have a plan to ensure health care for all New Yorkers.

– Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) January 8, 2019

The plan is going would have served the 600,000 New Yorkers without insurance by strengthening the New York Public Health Insurance option, MetroPlus, and guaranteeing anyone not eligible for insurance – including undocumented New Yorkers – has direct access to NYC Health + Hospitals' doctors, pharmacies and mental health and addiction services through a new program called NYC Care.

The press release states that NYC Care will be launched in the summer of 2019 and will run geographically, starting in the Bronx. It will be fully available to all New Yorkers of the five boroughs in 2021. The program will cost at least $ 100 million a year at full scale. In addition, MetroPlus will announce a series of improvements throughout the year.

The approximate figure of $ 100 million seems low for 600,000 residents (including undocumented residents).

"Nobody should have to live in fear" the mayor said.

"No one should do without the health care they need. Health care is a human right. In this city, we will make it a reality. … From this point in New York, the right to health care is guaranteed to everyone.. "

Virtue has indeed pointed out, and of course there is no mention of how this will be funded (70% of the marginal tax rates on the richest of the rich seems fair, right?)

Health care is not just a right in theory, but a right in practice. Today, I am announcing a plan to ensure health care for all New Yorkers. With our own public option and a new program called NYC Care, we will make sure that the first stop for people is not the emergency room.

– Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) January 8, 2019

Expect the massive exodus of New Yorkers paying taxes to continue.