What does the 2020 Dem Platform say about #COVID19? Time to acquaint ourselves with the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. A platform is guiding principles of a party..goals, vision, mission, promise. Only one party has a platform for the next four years..read on for more insight 1/15
In the midst of the #pandemic, the Trump Administration is arguing in court to invalidate the Affordable Care Act and rip health coverage away from tens of millions of people. 2/15 #DemPartyPlatform #ACA #COVID19
President Trump & his Administration have also failed to drive an economic response that is commensurate with the scale of the challenge before us, preferring to act as though the recession caused by his incompetent mishandling of the #COVID19 pandemic will correct itself. 3/15
He has hung small businesses out to dry while cutting blank checks to the largest corporations; failed to enact adequate support for public school systems, colleges, universities, and state and local governments to maintain public services and jobs; 4/15
The Trump administration endangered the health of essential workers by failing to enact workplace safety standards; and neglected to protect working families from economic ruin.5/15 #DemPartyPlatform #COVID19 #EssentialWorkers
Democrats will save lives by using every available tool to beat back this #pandemic, which continues to sicken and kill hundreds of Americans per day, and lead a global effort to prevent, detect, and respond to future pandemic threats.6/15 #DemPartyPlatform #DemFuture
We must start by making #COVID19 testing widely available, convenient & free to everyone. We must also expand funding so state & local public health departments can hire sufficient staff to conduct contact tracing for everyone who tests positive for the novel coronavirus. 7/15
Only through widespread, regular testing/tracing can we hope to understand the scope of the pandemic &contain it.
Democrats support making COVID testing, treatment & any eventual vaccines free to everyone regardless of their wealth, insurance coverage, or immigration status. 8/15
We are all only as safe from this disease as are the most vulnerable among us.
It has always been a crisis that tens of millions of Americans have no or inadequate health insurance—but in a pandemic, it’s catastrophic for public health. 9/15 #DemPartyPlatform #COVID
The current crisis would be even worse without the Affordable Care Act in place. But in the #COVID19 pandemic, Americans need even more help, which is why Democrats will take immediate action to preserve & expand health insurance coverage. 10/15 #DemPartyPlatform #HealthCare4All
Democrats will provide direct, increased support to states to enroll eligible adults in #Medicaid, have the federal government cover a higher percentage of the bill, and add incentives for states which have not yet expanded Medicaid to do so.11/15 #DemPartyPlatform
For people who risk losing their insurance coverage if they lose their jobs in this pandemic &in Trump’s recession, Democrats believe the federal government should pick up 100% of the tab for COBRA ins. which keeps people on their employer-sponsored plans, w/o restrictions. 12/15
Democrats will re-open the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, even outside of the normal open enrollment season, and expand subsidies to make it easier for people to buy health coverage. 13/15 #DemPartyPlatform #ACA #Healthcare
Democrats will also make available on the marketplace a public option administered through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) which includes a platinum-level choice, with low fees and no deductibles. 14/15 #DemPartyPlatform #ACA #Healthcare
Low-income Americans will be automatically enrolled in the public option at zero cost to them, though they may choose to opt out at any time. We will keep these emergency measures in place until the #pandemic ends and unemployment falls significantly. 15/15 #DemPartyPlatform
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