The indigenous also suffer from a relatively high degree of socio-economic marginalization that makes them more vulnerable. This dynamic is not new.
Due to the loss of income, people in states that expanded Medicaid under care of the ACA could become eligible for Medicaid coverage.
“The level of inequity that you’re seeing … it’s part of this pattern.”
Our mental health care system needs to disassociate with private health insurance in order to actually benefit U.S. citizens.
“Why when I choose from the corpus of terms relating to universal healthcare I choose nationalized healthcare, because healthcare is rendered a national issue when we all rely on it.”
It’s clear that the American system of making health insurance a privilege only for those who work—or for those poor and old enough to qualify for Medicaid and Medicare—has made the U.S. especially vulnerable to Covid-19.
This issue really sheds light on a healthcare system that relies significantly on employer-based insurance.
Many states report coronavirus cases and COVID-19 hospitalizations differently, and the federal government is way behind on data tracking. Without consistent information, the U.S. won’t be able to properly respond as new coronavirus hot spots emerge.
Progressive lawmakers criticize the Trump administration's decision calling it a deliberate blocking of vulnerable Americans, which with have "negative consequences."
The U.S. health care system is ill-equipped when it comes to a pandemic and citizens will be the ones to suffer.