How The Government Could Make Coronavirus Treatment Affordable
There’s a serious risk that Americans who become infected with coronavirus, or COVID-19, may be unable to afford potentially high medical costs, according to health leaders and Democrats. The good news is there are things the federal government can do to help. The question is whether President Donald Trump and his administration will actually do them.
Major emergencies, from natural disasters to infectious disease outbreaks, are incredibly common, so the government has a number of tools at its disposal it can utilize to help those affected. Those range from cash assistance to temporary housing to help with medical needs. None of these things would come close to fixing America’s frayed safety net, but they could provide targeted help to people in the midst of a crisis.
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[Source: Huffington Post]