New York City launches $100 million universal health insurance program

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a news conference at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx borough of New York City New York U.S

NYC mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new plan to provide all New York City residents with health care coverage.

"We'll put the money in to make it work; it's going to save us money down the line", de Blasio said.

There are now about 600,000 New Yorkers who were not able to be covered under Obamacare, many of them younger people who do not think they need insurance, he added.

The Times reports on Mayor de Blasio's plan to "guarantee health care for all New Yorkers", legal and otherwise.

De Blasio, now in his second term as mayor of the country's most populous city, has long supported universal healthcare coverage.

ABC 7 reports NYC Care will guarantee health care for approval 600,000 people without health insurance in NY. No one should go without the health care they need.

Thank you @NYCMayor for your commitment to cover all NYC residents, including those who are undocumented; 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! 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.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a news conference at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx borough of New York City New York U.S
Gov. Jay Inslee pushes public health insurance statewide

The program is called NYC Care. We're doing the opposite.

'We want to increase the amount of health care people can reach. We want people to have primary care, specialty care.

"When this plan is fully implemented every New Yorker who needs a doctor will have an actual doctor with a name and a place, they're going to have a card that will empower them to go to that doctor whenever they need".

De Blasio said the plan will offer public health insurance on a sliding price scale that is based on income. New York City already has a public health care option. "It is the most expensive way to get 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. We're getting health care to a lot of people who've never had it before.

'To me that is the moral choice and a smart economic choice because we're not doing the insane thing which is making the emergency room the first place people turn to'.

When asked why New Yorkers should pay for the health care of undocumented immigrants or young invincibles, De Blasio said they already pay plenty when the community isn't healthy. 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.

Stoke City sack manager Gary Rowett after eight months in charge
Derek McInnes has emerged as a contender for the vacant Stoke City job following Gary Rowett's dismissal, according to reports. Ex-Stoke midfielder Rory Delap, one of Rowett's coaching staff, will help take temporary charge of the first team.

Unlike AT&T, Verizon says it won’t slap 5G label on 4G phones
Apparently 9G is just as easy to implement when all you are doing is changing the number on a screen. Both companies are making the same point: It's highly dishonest to claim that old technology is new.

RCMP arrest 14 people in northern BC over anti-LNG pipeline protest
The 14 people were arrested for various offences including alleged violations of the injunction order, said police. But police say at about 3 p.m., they realized the matter couldn't be resolved and they took action.

Related:

  • Honor 10 Lite India launch on January 15: Expected price, specifications

    Honor 10 Lite India launch on January 15: Expected price, specifications

    A device page for the same is now live on Flipkart providing the users with a few images and key specifications of the device. The company is expected to make the device available in three colour options - Sky Blue, Valley White and Magic Night Black.
    Sears reportedly seeks to liquidate after rejecting investor's last-ditch takeover bid

    Sears reportedly seeks to liquidate after rejecting investor's last-ditch takeover bid

    The creditors' attorneys question whether the terms of those loans unduly benefited Lampert and his hedge fund rather than Sears. It was not immediately clear Tuesday how much, if any, debt forgiveness will be included in this revised offer.
    Women over 50 are too OLD to love

    Women over 50 are too OLD to love

    He added that he prefers to date Asian women, specifically those of Korean, Chinese and Japanese descent. One posted: 'Yann Moix is 50 and I bet he's single and no one wants him.
  • Irate passenger arrested at Florida airport for threatening JetBlue crew member

    Irate passenger arrested at Florida airport for threatening JetBlue crew member

    Others were quick to defend the distressed passenger, speculating that she may be suffering from mental health issues. In the video, you can see her hoist herself over the desk, jumping up and down and yelling at the top of her lungs.
    William and Kate join Queen for Sandringham church service

    William and Kate join Queen for Sandringham church service

    Kate and William have joined the Queen at church in Sandringham on Sunday for their first appearance of the new year. Kate previously wore the coat while pregnant with her youngest child, Prince Louis , in February of a year ago .
    Woman dies after found trapped in Toronto donation bin

    Woman dies after found trapped in Toronto donation bin

    A woman has been pronounced dead after she was found unconscious inside of a clothing donation box early Tuesday morning. Firefighters had to use a saw to cut a couple of metal bars that hold the front drawer of the bin in place.
  • John vembraces the bald with a picture of his shaved head

    He has two films in post-production, The Poison Rose with Brendan Fraser and Morgan Freeman and Trading Paint with Michael Madsen. Travolta posed alongside his daughter Ella Beau Travolta and captioned the picture as, 'I hope everyone had a great New Year!' .
    Man confesses to cyberattack on German politicians

    Man confesses to cyberattack on German politicians

    Stephan Mayer, state secretary in the interior ministry, said government networks had not been breached in the attack. It was posted via Twitter before Christmas, but only came to most people's attention on Thursday night.
    Massive data leak targets German officials including Chancellor Merkel

    Massive data leak targets German officials including Chancellor Merkel

    Only after the hacked information emerged on Thursday could the BSI determine that the cases were linked, the agency said. The details included personal addresses, mobile phone numbers, letters, invoices and copies of identity documents.
  • Orange Crush: Clemson topples No. 1 Alabama for CFP national title

    Orange Crush: Clemson topples No. 1 Alabama for CFP national title

    And of the top 25 ranked schools at the end of this year's college football regular season, only four were not Nike-sponsored. Terrell, who timed his jump on the ball perfectly and took it 44 yards to the house for the first touchdown of the game.
    Great win but India rue the ones that got away

    Great win but India rue the ones that got away

    Indian team also celebrated in the dressing room after they scripted history winning their first ever series on Australian soil. The win follows dejecting losses in South Africa and England, where India challenged but were found out as the series wore on.
    Families furious after woman in vegetative state gives birth at nursing facility

    Families furious after woman in vegetative state gives birth at nursing facility

    It wasn't until she started to moan and they attempted to find out what was wrong that they discovered she was pregnant and in labour.

Comments

Latest news

Henri Camara tips Sadio Mane for African Footballer of the Year award
For the Goal of the Year; a new addition to the CAF Awards, South African female striker, Kgatlana was the proud victor . This is the fifth straight nomination for Aubameyang, who won in 2015.

No. 2 MI beats No. 21 IN 74-63 To Stay Unbeaten
The victory was the first for the Hoosiers (14-1, 3-0 Big Ten) over a top-15 team since January 31, 2010. The Cougars (15-0, 2-0 American) extended their home-winning streak to a nation-best 28 games.

Love & Hip Hop: Tommie Lee facing prison after child abuse indictment
If she's convicted on all seven charges, she faces a maximum sentence of 54 years in jail. Reps for Lee did not respond to a request for comment.

Abraham looks set to stay with Villa
Hause signed for Wolves in 2014 from Wycombe Wanderers, but has not forced himself into Nuno Espirito Santo's long-term plans. They remain hopeful of convincing the 21-year-old striker to move to Molineux for the latter half of the season this month.

Steelers Expected to Trade Antonio Brown Before March 13
Brown, after being a headache for quite a while and especially this season, will reportedly be on his way out of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin denied recent reports alleging that Brown had requested a trade from the club.

De Blasio: Healthcare Plan Covers All New Yorkers, Even Undocumented
Residents will be able to access the program via the city's website or calling the city of NY at 311. First we're getting you your health care.

Massive 'fatberg' found blocking sewer system in England
South West Water (SWW) has said the one in Devon, which is longer than four double-decker buses, could take eight weeks to remove. In September 2017, a 250-metre-long, 130-tonne fatberg was found in the sewers of the London suburb of Whitechapel.

Heathrow airport: Drone sighting halts departures
And a fourth said: "Sitting on The runway at London's #Heathrow Airport has been closed due to drone activity". Meanwhile, UK government introduced new police powers against drones flown near airports this week.

NASA Planet Hunter Discovers Third New Planet
Because TESS is programmed to look at a portion of the sky for only 27 days, any planets with a longer orbit are hard to identify. For their new analysis, the researchers looked through this data, collected between July 25 and October 14.

Hindus Will Become Minority if Citizenship Bill Not Passed: Sarma
The AGP has no MP in the Parliament. "We made a last ditch attempt today to convince the Centre not to pass the Bill ". Apna Dal (S) president Ashish Patel said the party can take "any decision" but declined to elaborate.

Technics upgrades its famous DJ turntable with the SL-1200 MK7
What all of this means to the average DJ will depend hugely on the price point Technics assign to the SL-1200mk7. Visually, the LED light can be switched from red to blue and there's a new all-black matte design.

Susan Boyle triumphantly returns on 'AGT: The Champions'
Boyle, 57, chose to perform " Wild Horses ", the same song she sang during her first-ever America's Got Talent appearance in 2009. After watching her sing, Cowell told her: "I can not think of any other contestant who has defined this show better than you".

Venom Sequel Swings Into Development With Writer Kelly Marcel
Michelle Williams is also expected to return to the movie in her role as Eddie's former fiance Anne. Tom Hardy is set to return as the titular antihero, journalist Eddie Brock.

Intel releases new 9th Gen Core desktop CPUs without graphics
Lakefield is a new 10nm client platform from Intel that features a hybrid CPU leveraging Intel's Foveros 3D packaging technology. A Neural Network Processor for Training, code-named "Spring Crest", is also set to become available later this year .

Luke Rockhold Moving Up to Get After 'Princess' Jon Jones
When it comes to such situations, Rockhold thinks if Jones really wants to prove how great he is, he'll move up too. What fight are you most looking forward to? I just go in there and fight.

Other news