Jason believes access to quality and affordable health care is an undeniable human right regardless of citizenship status and remains committed to fighting for a universal health care system that works for everyone. As your next City Councilman, Jason will:
- Work to combat structural inequalities in Southeast Queens’ healthcare system by fighting for more funding for NYC Health & Hospitals and moving away from for-profit healthcare systems.
- Fight to ensure that hospitals are abiding by legally required minimum-staffing ratios.
- Advocate for more mental health resources for healthcare workers dealing with the long-term trauma of treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Ensure that local hospitals have the resources and PPE needed to respond and protect themselves as they fight against COVID-19.
- Institute a moratorium on hospital closures.
Here’s What Jason Has Already Done When It Comes to Fighting Healthcare Disparities and COVID-19:
- Jason is leading the launch of the New York State’s COVID-19 Pro Bono Recovery Taskforce, Healthcare Legal Clinic. The legal clinic will help uninsured New Yorkers throughout the State of New York receive access to healthcare.
- Jason partnered with the NAACP’s Jamaica Branch to organize a free legal clinic designed to assist residents and small business members with their legal issues.
- He also launched the DREAMChasers’ COVID-19 Response Initiative, which provided 50 students throughout the City with over 150 hours of free math and English tutoring to offset the effect of COVID-19 on their academic achievement.
- As an Assistant Attorney General in NYS Attorney General Tish James’ Office, Jason was entrusted with developing a NYC Regionwide plan for protecting vulnerable communities during COVID-19 crisis from fraud and illegal activity.