Coronavirus and Healthcare
I consider health insurance to be a vital “must have” for everyone in the United States, be they citizen, alien or visitor. Before the advent of the coronavirus, millions were uninsured. With the job loses incurred during the pandemic, millions more stand to lose their coverage too. A friend of ours, who is a vice president at a large hospital in NYC, told us yesterday (no worries – we were social distancing!) that her institution is prepared to lose $900 million over the next two years as a result of the virus. As a nation, can we afford these loses, both in terms of our healthcare providers and ourselves? Why do you think there is not more affirmative action towards this goal coming out of Washington? Might a disproportionate burden fall on those (mostly “Red”) states that did not partake in Medicaid expansion? Poor people? Brown and Black communities? It also seems timely to comment on what’s happening as states reopen. Please be specific in answering this. I’m not interested in “Cases are rising.” I’m looking for your research – “Cases are (rising sharply) (falling) in XYZ State according to the daily Bugle of June 13th.” You might, if the information is published, also add speculation on why this is happening.
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