NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is announcing on Tuesday that New York City is introducing a program that will provide free healthcare to all NYC residents, including illegal aliens.
It will be called NYC Care and it will make sure that the approximately 600,000 people in New York City without healthcare will now receive it.
It doesn't matter what the resident's pay or immigration status is, health care will be guaranteed to all residents.
A press conference is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Tuesday to make the announcement.
“Health care isn’t just a right in theory, it must be a right in practice. And we’re doing that here in this city,” he said to NBC host Willie Geist.
“We’ll put the money in to make it work; it’s going to save us money down the line,” he continued. “We’re already paying an exorbitant amount to pay for health care the wrong way when what we should be doing is helping them get the primary care.”
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio
Health care isn’t just a right in theory, it must be a right in practice. Today I’m announcing a plan to guarantee health care for all New Yorkers. Through our own public option and a new program called NYC Care, we’ll ensure the first stop for people isn’t the emergency room.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) January 8, 2019
Breaking news: Mayor tells @Morning_Joe & @WillieGeist that NYC will begin guaranteeing comprehensive health care to every resident, regardless of someone’s ability pay or immigration status. There are 600k uninsured in New York City right now. pic.twitter.com/AIl1eMS2qd
— eric phillips (@EricFPhillips) January 8, 2019
While President Trump is pushing hard for a border wall, New York City is encouraging illegal immigration by providing them with more free benefits. Of course it's not completely free. It will be paid for by the tax dollars of hard-working Americans.