07 Apr IF THE U.S. POLITICAL ESTABLISHMENT GETS ITS WAY, THIS MAY BE AS CLOSE AS WE EVER GET TO MEDICARE-FOR-ALL…
Shame on Bernie Sanders and the Democrats for letting Donald Trump outflank them from the left (again!) during this pandemic — in an election year, no less! But kudos to Trump for doing something vaguely responsible after badly bungling the initial response to the crisis (along with everyone else, including the primary-focused, CDC-defying Dems).
Shockingly, Donald Trump has made it far easier for the uninsured to get testing and treatment for corona-virus — AT ZERO COST — with the U.S. government reimbursing providers at Medicare rates thanks to the 2019-2020 Cares Act (already passed and signed), dedicating $100 billion to respond to the crisis.
If we required any more evidence that the Democratic Party is where progressive ideas go to die (permanently), I can’t imagine what future dereliction/abdication of duty would top the current farce. From Hillary Clinton on down, all the Democrats have been offering in response to this unprecedented national emergency are more big insurance-authored “solutions” (selling private insurance plans to unemployed people in financial crisis!).
Donald Trump, one of the most irresponsible man-child presidents in the country’s history, is out-lefting (and out-adulting) the Democrats — pathetic!
But if it saves lives, I’ll take it.