New York CityMayor Bill de Blasio officially unveiled his "NYC CARE" project Tuesday morning; launching a new government program that would provide comprehensive healthcare for all 600,000 uninsured Big Apple residents. But the city already does that.
If spending an additional $100 million is all it takes to pay the health costs of a half-million people, you may wonder why New York City Health + Hospitals (HHC) is going broke spending $8 billion annually to treat 1.1 million people.
The $100 million plan will roll out this year and expand over the next few years, de Blasio said.
"No one should have to live in fear", the mayor said.
Yes, once-cash-strapped H+H's finances are, for now, OK.
"As property taxes continue to rise at an unprecedented and unsustainable speed, impacting homeowners and renters alike, Mayor de Blasio continues to look for ways to spend their hard earned money by placing a heavier burden on the hardworking taxpayers of this city".
Island Republican representatives slammed the mayor's plan, while others, welcomed it.
The tendency of a segment of the population to avoid the health-care system until a critical moment, relying in effect on emergency rooms for primary care, has been the knottiest problem in public health for decades.
NYC Care will not be fully implemented until 2021.
While NYC Care will not provide free coverage to everyone in the city, the program will be priced on a sliding scale according to individuals' ability to pay.
New York City is a sanctuary city that defies US immigration enforcement laws, protects illegal immigrants from deportation, and limits local cooperation with federal enforcement officers. "We have now, in New York City, something that we can build on".
President and CEO of the NYC Health + Hospitals Mitchell Katz said because it was a "comprehensive clinic" if someone needed hospital services, the city would help them get to another Health + Hospital facility. "We're going to get it to everyone".
Not only will NY be a sanctuary city, Mayor de Blasio will now seek $100 million in new spending to provide full comprehensive healthcare for all, including its undocumented immigrants. As a result, they end up in the emergency room for complaints great and small, typically receiving care for a problem that's become much more serious during the wait. "It is the most expensive way to get health care".
The announcement on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," comes as the newly Democrat-controlled state legislature in Albany is weighing some form of universal health insurance for New York State.
Hyundai has shown off a small model of a auto it says can activate robotic legs to walk at 3mph (5km/h) over rough terrain. This means it can function like a traditional vehicle, capable of traveling at highway speeds with passive suspension.
Susan Boyle reprised her hit cover of the Rolling Stones' Wild Horses during an emotional appearance on America's Got Talent . After watching her sing, Cowell told her: "I can not think of any other contestant who has defined this show better than you".
About 13,000 stings were recorded in the past week - three times more than in the corresponding period a year ago . Most incidents took place in Queensland's heavily populated Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast regions.
Jon Huntsman , visited Whelan on Wednesday at Moscow's Lefortovo prison, a State Department official told NPR. He is the global security director for the Auburn Hills, Michigan-based BorgWarner, an auto parts supplier.
While Trump has frequently painted a picture of an "unprecedented crisis" of illegal immigration at the U.S. The number of illegal border crossings is down from 1.6 million in 2000 to less than 400,000 past year .
Coming to Line View , the Smart TV is partially unrolled, and users can manage specifics tasks that do not require a TV screen. This comes a year after LG added Google Assistant to its flagship TVs, which remains available on 2019 models.
The exclusion zone around airports will be extended to approximately a three-mile radius, with extensions from runway ends. The force said "officers based at Heathrow are now investigating the reports with colleagues from (the) airport".
Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter Sunday night that the company would break ground on its new Chinese factory on Monday. Tesla is eager to get the factory up and running as soon as possible so it can begin constructing select models locally.
German newspaper Bild said that the entire German cabinet was victimized, along with various German musicians and comedians. The Hamburg-based account, calling itself G0d, was opened in 2017 and has more than 18,000 followers.
Afghanistan has vast mineral resources but numerous mines are old and poorly maintained, creating severe safety issues. Villagers were reportedly using an excavator at the site when the mine collapsed.
PSG forward Timothy Weah joins Celtic
I feel like the coach has a great plan for me and I think he'll help me develop as a man. "I am so excited to be a bhoy and part of the Celtic family".
Apple greets CES 2019 with snarky iPhone privacy billboard
That's especially true for Monday, Jan. 6: "Press day" is comprised of at least a dozen press conferences, starting at 8 a.m. Apple spent a lot of time in 2018 taking Facebook and Google to task for their frightful privacy policies.
China: Man stabs 20 children in attack at Beijing school
Violent crime is rare in China but there has been a series of knife and axe attacks in recent years, many targeting children . In 2017, a man in his 40s injured 12 children with a vegetable knife during a rampage in the southern city of Pingxiang.
Pope pleads for solidarity with migrants
Francis said he was directing a "fervent appeal" to the leaders to "show concrete solidarity toward these persons". He accused Malta's critics of playing "the Christmas saint" while themselves rejecting the ships.