And in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that the city will guarantee healthcare for all New Yorkers. The plan is primarily targeting low-income and undocumented New Yorkers. An estimated 600,000 people in the city are not currently covered by any healthcare plan. This is Mayor Bill de Blasio speaking at a news conference Tuesday.
Mayor Bill de Blasio: “The ultimate solution is single-payer health insurance for this whole country, or Medicare for all. That’s the ideal. That’s what we need. And I strongly support the single-payer bill that’s going to be considered in Albany this spring, because if Washington won’t act, then our state government should act.”