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Mayor Bill de Blasio offering healthcare for all New Yorkers

by Philip F. Jacobus, CEO | January 09, 2019
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says he has a plan to bring healthcare to all New York City residents.

I have lived in New York City since 1977. I have seen blackouts, newspaper strikes, Broadway strikes, writer strikes, sanitation strikes and even transportation strikes but for me, this is surprising.

According to local news stations, it is estimated that 600,000 people currently without health insurance, will be covered. And this applies to residents as well as undocumented immigrants.

I don't know how we are going to pay for this, but I have a suspicion that part of this will be my responsibility.

There is tremendous demand on emergency rooms by people who are otherwise uninsured. Probably costs even more.

I am not sure what our city/state legislators will have to say about all of this, but you have to agree it is a gutsy move.

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About Phil Jacobus

Phil Jacobus has been involved in health care since 1977, when he visited China to sell equipment. He has done business in 35 countries and still travels extensively. Phil is active in charity, helps rural clinics and always tries to help DOTmed users when he can.

Phil is a member of AHRA, HFMA, AAMI and the Cryogenic Society of America. He has contributed to a number of magazines and journals and has addressed trade groups.

Phil's proudest achievement is that he has been happily married to his wife Barbara since 1989, who helped him found DOTmed in 1998.


Wayne Moore

NYC Free Healthcare

January 11, 2019 09:52

Phil, your Mayor said it will cost $100M annually to provide free healthcare for 600,000 currently uninsured people, that works out to an annual per person rate of $166.67. Please, you are a highly educated man, does this amount sound right to you? By the way it is not "gutsy" to spend someone else's money.

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