Donald Trump and some Republican states will argue their case before the Supreme Court against the Affordable Care Act this summer.
Many models predict a spike in COVID19 cases at about the same time as those arguments are being made.
It is very possible that a Trump dominated Court will rule against ACA.
But Joe Biden, if elected, has promised to veto Medicare for All.
His cost claims look even more ridiculous given the current costs of dealing with the virus.
Targeting Sanders during the Democratic primary, union leaders such as the AFT’s Randi Weingarten and the AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka defended employer-provided health insurance and opposed Bernie on government health care.
They sure do look stupid now as millions of workers lose their jobs and their health insurance.
The staggering economic crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic reveals holes in ACA that you could drive a truck through.
There are thirty million people uninsured and at least 44 million who are underinsured because of unaffordable deductibles and copayments.
This morning brings news that nearly three million more people filed unemployment claims last week bringing the total COVID job losses to nearly 37 million. It adds to the 33 million who filed for aid in the previous seven weeks.
If we had real national health care, the next time we face a public health crisis it would mean everyone has health coverage and that illness will not be compounded by personal financial catastrophe because of health care costs.
But Trump’s doubling down on getting rid of ACA is driven by one thing: profits.
The rich will likely receive billions in tax cuts if the health-care law is overturned, according to a November analysis from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
But we need Medicare for All now more than ever.