“Unemployment insurance claims for the last two weeks are mind-blowing,” EPI policy director Heidi Shierholz wrote in a Twitter thread Thursday in which she called the number of newly-uninsured “the cherry-from-hell on top.”
The pandemic has also helped highlight the differences in healthcare proposals put forth by Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden.
Biden has reaffirmed his opposition to Medicare for All, even as new polling shows record high for such a system.
Sanders, who’s made Medicare for All a central component of his campaign, has said the need the current pandemic only serves to underscore his policy proposal.
Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction