Mayor De Blasio Shuts Down Rumors About Possible Presidency Bid

Bill de Blasio

Bill de Blasio

Mayor de Blasio says he wants to make New York City the fairest big city in America. Some Americans want to see the health initiative replicated nationwide. It will enforce New York City laws including paid sick leave and will help workers like nannies and drivers get paid when their employers give them trouble.

"In this city, nannies, home health aids, housekeepers, drivers, freelancers - more than 200,000 New Yorkers receive no benefits at all and have no security", he said.

NYC Care is set to launch later this year in the Bronx borough, becoming available across the entire city by 2021, according to a statement.

"Health care is a right, not a privilege reserved for those who can afford it". As the magazine reported, in order to address its chronic shortage of primary care providers, NYC Health + Hospitals has a partnership with a for-profit medical school based 2,000 miles away on the Caribbean island of Granada.

Mr de Blasio, who has sought to build a national profile during his five years in office, said that the city was now capable of providing healthcare for New Yorkers regardless of their income or immigration status. Since 2007, the for-profit school has paid NYC Health + Hospitals for the privilege of being the only worldwide medical school whose students do rotations in the city health care system.

He will work with City Council, he said, to pass legislation in 2019 that would require all employers with at least five employees to either offer access to a retirement plan or to auto-enroll their employees in the city plan with a default contribution of 5 percent. Part-time workers would fall under a mandate allowing them to accrue paid time off at a guaranteed minimum rate.

According to NYC's Open Data portal, there are now 8,452 lots of vacant, city-owned land in the city of NY.

"Every other major nation recognizes the necessity of Paid Personal Time", de Blasio said.

They were among a number of councilmembers who said that now that the mayor, the council speaker and most of the council are mostly in accord on the mayor's agenda, it's likely to become law this year.

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