The NYC Care plan, which Mayor Bill de Blasio said would be funded without tax increases, is an expansion of the city’s existing MetroPlus plan that covers hospital bills for low-income residents. “No one should have to live in fear. No one should go without the health care they need. Health care is a human right. In this city, we’re gonna make that a reality,” de Blasio said during a news conference. The plan would also cover immigrants who are living in the country illegally. Meanwhile, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced plans to offer residents a public option which would be a step toward single-payer health care.
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