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De Blasio Announces Free Health Care for Illegal Aliens

NYC mayor touted initiative for sanctuary city during gov't shutdown over border wall funding, immigration enforcement.

 

 

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced Tuesday that the city would roll out an unprecedented initiative offering free health care to all residents — including illegal immigrants.

 

New York City is a sanctuary city that defies U.S. immigration enforcement laws, protects illegal immigrants from deportation, and limits local cooperation with federal enforcement officers.

 

And now de Blasio plans to further embrace illegal immigrants by providing them with free health care on the taxpayers’ dime.

 

“Health care is a right, not a privilege reserved for those who can afford it,” de Blasio said in a statement on Tuesday.

 

“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,” de Blasio added.

The program, NYC Care, will launch this summer in the Bronx.

 

By 2021, all New Yorkers in the city’s five boroughs will have access to free health care. The plan will cost “at least $100 million annually at full scale,” the press release noted.

 

“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,” de Blasio tweeted on Tuesday.

 

He also said that no new taxes would be issued to pay for the plan, noting that “we’re going to pay for” this “through our public health care system because we’re making it a priority.”

“This has never been done before in this country, in this kind of comprehensive way. It’s going to be for the first time a guarantee of health care. We’re going to guarantee health care for New Yorkers who need it,” de Blasio said.

 

“We also have a way to provide direct health care to a lot of neighbors who happen to be undocumented — they’re still part of our community, they need health care, their families need health care,” de Blasio added.

 

https://www.lifezette.com/2019/01/de-blasio-announces-free-health-care-for-illegal-aliens/

 

 

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@alotofgrey wrote:

@jimc91 wrote:

NYC mayor touted initiative for sanctuary city during gov't shutdown over border wall funding, immigration enforcement.

 

 

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced Tuesday that the city would roll out an unprecedented initiative offering free health care to all residents — including illegal immigrants.

 

New York City is a sanctuary city that defies U.S. immigration enforcement laws, protects illegal immigrants from deportation, and limits local cooperation with federal enforcement officers.

 

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After  reading all the posts and also reading what the Ca, Governor wanst  to do. I am not sure that I happen to agree with what it being said.

Ifeels to me that many now are acting like Trump.

Not using common sense, and going oberboard.   We all need to recognize the Rule of Law and not divert from it.

We have blame Trump for doing that , and now we seem to fall on the same premise?

Be careful. Democrats. that may backfire.

There is the fact that we all need health care. but we also need to recognize that people that are not in this country legally should not have the same benefits as the immigrants that do.

 If we go overboard on this concept we wil be doing what Trump is doing now. NOt   applying  the Rule of Law. 

A country witn no laws disregarding or Party will not be a successful country. 
There is the inmediate need to fix the immigration issue. and that most include all of the undocumented people in this country now.

 the ones that have overstayed their visas, the stufdents that have dropped out., the workerr with the work visas that have expired, and the people in the southern border that want to come it to work and other to scape violence.

That should take precedent before we start with thrwoing the baby and the bassinet. we need to keep calm, and think.

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De Blasio announced several proposals which seem to follow the way Norway structures its society and the only thing the right sees is that the occasional undocumented immigrant might get some help too? 

 

He said they would provide health care to anyone who showed up.  How is that different from what happens in emergency rooms? 

 

Conservatives are a weird bunch. 

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Where does this money come from? I hope N. Y. does not plan to take any more from employers.
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   Does not a State have a right to serve it's own constitutents?    Without the whining and fearmongering - access to affordable healthcare for everything  is a very good thing.      What some won't want is anything that appears to threaten their own self-worth, because if everyone has access to affordable healthcare, that is one less thing that they can say, See, I'm better than "those people".   

     Reminder:  an undocumented immigrant is a world class journalist, they win awards and sell millions of books...so the scream ( from Breitbart) makes the assumption that all undocumented immigrants are poor, disheveled individuals...   The screamers are pushing an stereotype that is invalid.   

PRO-LIFE is Affordable Healthcare for ALL .
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Well  it seems that  Trump's  inability to govern, is now emboldening    very liberal concepts.  and I don't think that is  the right approach to the Health Care Issue.

 We need to become intelligent and put thru a real comprehensive immigration policies. and stop the anger and lack of common sense that is growing out of frustration for this Administration.

We all need to keep our heads in  our place and see how we can assure that government really governs. 

There is no doubt that Trumps needs to go. one way or another. Things are getting too much out of hand and that will never be  good for the country.

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Read the title of this thread and then read the following taken directly from the article.

 

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced Tuesday that the city would roll out an unprecedented initiative offering free health care to all residents, including illegal immigrants.

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@CriticalThinking wrote:

Read the title of this thread and then read the following taken directly from the article.

 

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced Tuesday that the city would roll out an unprecedented initiative offering free health care to all residents, including illegal immigrants.


Yes. This is a fascinating approach. No more taxes needed to do it, but instead making use of how they direct people through the existing public health system. I am very interested in learning  more.

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CriticalThinking:    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced Tuesday that the city would roll out an unprecedented initiative offering free health care to all residents, including illegal immigrants.

 

 

Exactly. But what would they have to say that's worth reading if they don't cherry pick and then twist a topic?

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@Panjandrum wrote:

CriticalThinking:    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced Tuesday that the city would roll out an unprecedented initiative offering free health care to all residents, including illegal immigrants.

 

 

Exactly. But what would they have to say that's worth reading if they don't cherry pick and then twist a topic?


What is the conflict????

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