At a press conference Tuesday, de Blasio said the plan will provide primary and specialty care, from pediatrics to OBGYN, geriatric, mental health and other services, to the city's roughly 600,000 uninsured.Until they have to pay for it, too...
The city already has the foundation for such a plan — a public health insurance option that helps get direct care to undocumented residents.
That option will be expanded, the mayor said, and supported with the addition of a new program called NYC Care. Patients who seek health coverage through NYC Care will receive a card that allows them to see a primary care doctor and seek specialty care services, de Blasio said.
Those who can afford to pay will pay for services on a sliding scale, while those who can't will receive free coverage, he noted.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
New York Health Club
"Free" health care comes to New York City: