New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city’s new program that will grant health care to all residents, inadvertent of their capability to compensate or immigration condition.
As reported by ABC7NY, the program, called NYC Care, will assure health care to all, including the estimated 600,000 people who do not have health care at the moment. That means that anyone will be able to “access comprehensive care across NYC Health + Hospitals’ more than 70+ locations, once the program is fully ramped up,” an announcement from the mayor’s office stated.
“Health care is a right, not a privilege reserved for those who can afford it,” the mayor stated. “While the federal government works to gut health care for millions of Americans, New York City is leading the way by guaranteeing that every New Yorker has access to quality, comprehensive access to care, regardless of immigration status or their ability to pay.”
The services will be supplied on a sliding scale for the purpose of ensuring that it is inexpensive.
“NYC Care will provide a primary care doctor and will provide access to specialty care, prescription drugs, mental health services, hospitalization, and more,” the announcement noted.
The initiative also accommodates plans to enhance MetroPlus, the city’s public health insurance opportunity and “connecting more independent workers, City vendors and City workers to that option. It also will improve the quality of the MetroPlus customer experience through improved access to clinical care, mental health services, and wellness rewards for healthy behavior,” the statement adhered.
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