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.

James O’Donnell
jodonn3rd@gmail.com
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