Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion for im­mi­grants

Modern Healthcare - - NEWS -

Fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of Los An­ge­les, San Fran­cisco, New Haven, Conn., and Trenton, N.J., New York City Mayor Bill de Bla­sio’s ad­min­is­tra­tion in Jan­uary launched the city’s free ID card, IDNYC.

IDNYC pro­vides gov­ern­ment-is­sued iden­ti­fi­ca­tion to New York­ers, who can use the IDs to ob­tain health and so­cial ser­vices, as well as pre­scrip­tion drug dis­counts.

New York City Health and Hos­pi­tals Corp., which runs the city’s 11 public hos­pi­tals and var­i­ous clin­ics, doesn’t re­quire any ID or in­quire about immigration sta­tus.

A few years ago, HHC wrote an open let­ter to im­mi­grants that was re­leased in 12 lan­guages. It wel­comed them and promised to keep their le­gal sta­tus con­fi­den­tial.

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