Giving Compass' Take:

· According to Global Citizen, New York City has recently launched a new $100 million health insurance program called NYC Care that will cover 600,000 uninsured, low-income residents. 

· How does funding healthcare lead to better outcomes in other areas?

· Here are some healthcare trends to watch in 2019

A new $100-million health insurance program will cover 600,000 uninsured people living in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday.

This new program, which was announced at a news conference at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx, will be made available to residents that cannot to afford coverage — including an estimated 300,000 residents who are undocumented immigrants, according to CBC.

“I refuse the notion that these folks don’t deserve health care,” the mayor said. “It is not only the morally right choice, but it will save taxpayers in the end.”

The program, called NYC Care, will provide residents with an insurance card and assign them to a doctor, which will give them access to primary care and various health care services. The fees for the services will be determined based on income, the Washington Post reported.

Read the full article about NYC's new health insurance program by Jackie Marchildon at Global Citizen.