Donald Trump shows us every day that he is not a politician. He doesn’t know if he’s a Democrat or a Republican, and now, he’s even trying to shoot for left of Democrats and go full socialist. That’s right, Trump just promised that hospital bills of the uninsured being treated for coronavirus will be paid for by the government.
Republicans everywhere probably began freaking out right at that moment, because unlike Trump, they actually realize exactly how big that bill is going to be. The move, which is in line with the policies that Bernie Sanders has been trying to tell us we need, is even left of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Trump said this Friday at the White House:
“Today, I can so proudly announce that hospitals and health care providers treating uninsured coronavirus patients will be reimbursed by the fed government using funds from the economic relief packed Congress passed last month.”
“This should alleviate any concerns uninsured Americans may have seeking the coronavirus treatment.”
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said this today:
“We will use a portion of that funding to cover providers costs of delivering COVID-19 care for the uninsured.”
CNN reports that:
With the peak of Covid-19 infections still ahead and medical supplies still scarce, hospitals and physicians are gearing up for a nearly impossible challenge: deciding who gets a life-saving ventilator and who doesn’t.“Physicians who work in parts of the world that don’t have adequate resources have had to make decisions like this maybe even on a routine basis, but physicians in the United States have never faced anything like this before,” said Dr. Robert Truog, director of the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School. “It is going to be extremely difficult.”If the current rate of hospitalization and intubation continues in New York, “we have about six days” left of ventilators in the stockpile, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during Thursday’s coronavirus briefing.