A new report published by USA Today Wednesday reveals nearly “half” of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new healthcare program would go towards treating “undocumented immigrants” living throughout the Big Apple.
“The comprehensive health care plan ceremoniously unveiled by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio this week drew lots of applause from the Democrat’s supporters but also is drawing skepticism from voices in his city who question the true value and cost of the effort,” writes USA Today.
“This is the city paying for direct comprehensive care (not just ERs) for people who can’t afford it, or can’t get comprehensive Medicaid – including 300,000 undocumented New Yorkers,” posted a spokesperson for De Blasio on social media.
“How about instead of giving free healthcare to 300,000 citizens of other countries, you lower property taxes for our senior citizens who are being forced to sell the homes they’ve lived in for decades because they can’t afford to pay your 44 percent increased in property taxes?” asked State Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis.
Read the full report here.