As a young woman in my 20s, I know many people my age who are no stranger to the lifestyle of the proverbial “starving college student;” however, many of them are not students at all, but full-time employed young people who struggle to pay rent and put food on the table, let alone pay for health care during a pandemic.
A growing coalition of Colorado groups has united to Push to Pass the federal Health Care Emergency Guarantee Act to give every American access to health care during the pandemic. The group will hold a campaign kick-off event at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30 on Zoom. Registration is required: https://couniversalhealth.org/latest-news/events/
One of the key factors causing Americans to die from COVID-19 is the U.S. for-profit health care system itself. And yes, it’s worse here than in other countries.
While more than 12 million Americans have lost health care coverage with the arrival of Covid-19, a cartel of insurance, drug, and large hospital corporations is spending big against Medicare for All.
The Emergency Health Care Guarantee Act (S-3790 and HR-6906 respectively), would cover all out-of-pocket charges for those with insurance and all charges for those without any coverage during the pandemic and cost LESS than extending Cobra.
The Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care condemns the murder of George Floyd as an act of the pervasive racism that has led to the deaths of black, indigenous, people of color through violence, poverty, and unabated discrimination in all areas of life, including health care.