(Natural News) Universal sick care is coming to the Empire State, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants everyone to know that illegal aliens will be covered under the scheme just the same as legal citizens because, according to him, “health care is a right.”
Mayor de Blasio made his announcement about guaranteed “health care” for every single New York City resident just days after fellow New York City politician and hilariously stupid dolt Alexandria Occasional-Cortex introduced her so-called “Green New Deal,” which is basically just a plagiarized, millennial version of the Communist Manifesto.
As for de Blasio’s plan, it also comes on the heels of President Donald Trump’s doubling down on improved southern border security, which Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have repeatedly indicated they will not support – even though both of them supported a border wall in the past when Donald Trump wasn’t president.
Apparently not one to let a good crisis go to waste, de Blasio made sure to blast the Trump administration in his announcement, accusing it of “gut[ting] health care for millions of Americans” while he works to guarantee “that every New Yorker has access to quality, comprehensive access to care, regardless of immigration status or their ability to pay.”
“Health care is a right, not a privilege reserved for those who can afford it,” de Blasio stated.
So … who’s going to pay for free health care for everyone in New York?
As of this writing, there are some 600,000 New Yorkers without health insurance – not to mention the untold thousands of illegal aliens residing in New York who also don’t have health insurance. This means that close to one million people will need to be covered under de Blasio’s plan.
So how will the program be funded? Well, according to de Blasio, it’s somehow only going to cost $100 million annually, so it will be little more than a minor line item, he seems to imply, in the state’s budget. But as pointed out by Zero Hedge, this $100 million figure seems highly unrealistic, even if you don’t include illegal aliens in the mix.
“The $100 million guess seems low to us for 600,000 residents (including undocumented residents),” Zero Hedge explains.
Natural News would tend to agree, seeing as how simple math reveals that for 600,000 people to be covered under a $100 million-per-year program, each person would only get about $167 worth of coverage for the entire year.
But why let facts get in the way of virtue-signaling, Leftist politics – particularly the kind that appeals to far-left socialists demanding “free” everything from the government? If health care is truly a “right,” then it doesn’t matter how much it costs, right? The money will just appear from somewhere, somehow, seems to be the Democratic sentiment.
“No one should have to live in fear,” de Blasio went on, making sure to appeal to every emotional heartstring of whomever it is who takes this man seriously.
“No one should go without the health care they need. Health care is a human right. In this city, we’re going to make that a reality … From this moment on in New York City, everyone is guaranteed the right to health care.”
The first phase of the program, called “NYC Care,” is set to launch during the summer of 2019, and will start in the Bronx and roll out from there. By the year 2021, all New Yorkers across all five boroughs will have coverage under NYC Care, according to de Blasio.
“Expect the mass exodus of tax-paying New Yorkers to continue,” joked Zero Hedge.
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