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    New York City launches $100 million universal health insurance program

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-n...-idUSKCN1P21WF

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City has launched a $100 million health insurance program to cover 600,000 uninsured residents, including those unable to afford coverage and those living in the United States illegally, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday.

    De Blasio, now in his second term as mayor of the country’s most populous city, has long supported universal healthcare coverage. Extending the program to an estimated 300,000 illegal immigrants puts the Democrat at odds with U.S. President Donald Trump, who has made border security a top priority for his presidency.
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    Big difference between de Blasio & Trump. One wants to help the immigrants, the other wants to deport them.
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    Re: New York City launches $100 million universal health insurance program

    The tab for that will be enormous on the tax payer.
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    Re: New York City launches $100 million universal health insurance program

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-n...-idUSKCN1P21WF

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City has launched a $100 million health insurance program to cover 600,000 uninsured residents, including those unable to afford coverage and those living in the United States illegally, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday.

    De Blasio, now in his second term as mayor of the country’s most populous city, has long supported universal healthcare coverage. Extending the program to an estimated 300,000 illegal immigrants puts the Democrat at odds with U.S. President Donald Trump, who has made border security a top priority for his presidency.
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    Big difference between de Blasio & Trump. One wants to help the immigrants, the other wants to deport them.
    That (bolded above) will certainly discourage illegal immigration.
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    Re: New York City launches $100 million universal health insurance program

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    The tab for that will be enormous on the tax payer.
    You are right about that. Thank the Lord I don't live in NYC anymore.

    The current NYC City Income Tax rate as of 2017 was already between 3.078 and 3.876%. https://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/current_f...e_schedule.pdf

    Remember, that's on top of Federal and State taxes...not to mention all the Sales taxes.
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    Re: New York City launches $100 million universal health insurance program

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    The tab for that will be enormous on the tax payer.
    How dare you put a price tag on "fairness"? You must be a bigot, racist and xenophobe who loves income inequality.
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    Re: New York City launches $100 million universal health insurance program

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-n...-idUSKCN1P21WF

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City has launched a $100 million health insurance program to cover 600,000 uninsured residents, including those unable to afford coverage and those living in the United States illegally, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday.

    De Blasio, now in his second term as mayor of the country’s most populous city, has long supported universal healthcare coverage. Extending the program to an estimated 300,000 illegal immigrants puts the Democrat at odds with U.S. President Donald Trump, who has made border security a top priority for his presidency.
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    Big difference between de Blasio & Trump. One wants to help the immigrants, the other wants to deport them.
    Will you ever have the decency to differentiate between legal and illegal immigrants. My grandparents were in the former category. Resent grouping them with illegals.

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    Re: New York City launches $100 million universal health insurance program

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    The tab for that will be enormous on the tax payer.
    The city has an enormous tax base which can easily assume another $100 million. Annual budget of nearly $90 billion. So this is a relative drop in the bucket,but good for headlines. Mayor does have presidential aspirations IMO.

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    Re: New York City launches $100 million universal health insurance program

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-n...-idUSKCN1P21WF

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City has launched a $100 million health insurance program to cover 600,000 uninsured residents, including those unable to afford coverage and those living in the United States illegally, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday.

    De Blasio, now in his second term as mayor of the country’s most populous city, has long supported universal healthcare coverage. Extending the program to an estimated 300,000 illegal immigrants puts the Democrat at odds with U.S. President Donald Trump, who has made border security a top priority for his presidency.
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    Big difference between de Blasio & Trump. One wants to help the immigrants, the other wants to deport them.
    One hundred million divided by six hundred thousand is $166.67.

    De Blasio had better hope a really SMALL number of those six hundred thousand actually use this program.
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    Re: New York City launches $100 million universal health insurance program

    i'm not convinced that it can work at the state level. a state doesn't have the negotiating power that a national single payer would have. either way, i'm glad that they are at least trying to move in the right direction.

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    Re: New York City launches $100 million universal health insurance program

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i'm not convinced that it can work at the state level. a state doesn't have the negotiating power that a national single payer would have. either way, i'm glad that they are at least trying to move in the right direction.
    This is a city initiative, not state. Unless I read it wrong. Which makes it even odder.
    The report says too it'll extend to 300,000 illegal residents. Can there really be that many illegals in NYC?
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