Health Care

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Fight to ensure that hospitals are abiding by legally required minimum-staffing ratios.
  3. Advocate for more mental health resources for healthcare workers dealing with the long-term trauma of treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  4. Ensure that local hospitals have the resources and PPE needed to respond and protect themselves as they fight against COVID-19.
  5. Institute a moratorium on hospital closures.

Here’s What Jason Has Already Done When It Comes to Fighting Healthcare Disparities and COVID-19:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.