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Nurses are applauded by police and firefighters as they leave Kaiser Hospital at the end of their shift on May 14, 2020 in South San Francisco, California.

Coronavirus exposed the failures of America’s employer-based health insurance system

Nearly 27 million Americans are losing health coverage because of the coronavirus pandemic. Employer-based healthcare is a safety net full of holes.

3 cash-strapped states are making deep cuts to Medicaid as coronavirus devastates their budgets — and millions of jobless people lack health ins...

States are scaling back their Medicaid spending as demand for the health insurance program grows with a tidal wave of layoffs.
Saint Anthony Hospital in Chicago is a 151-bed safety-net hospital.

These hospitals care for the poorest Americans. They’re on the losing end of Trump’s $30 billion coronavirus rescue.

Hospitals that treat poor patients are struggling to stay afloat financially during the coronavirus pandemic.

Joe Biden called for letting more people get Medicare right after Bernie Sanders dropped out of the Democratic primary

Joe Biden has focused his campaign on expanding Obamacare and adding a public option. His latest idea would let people get Medicare at 60.
A nurse holds a completed test with patient samples at a drive-through testing site for coronavirus, flu and RSV in Seattle, Washington.

A Georgia man has been charged with running a $1.1 million Medicare kickback scheme where he recommended unnecessary tests from companies running coro...

"[W]hile there are people going through what they are going through, you can either go bankrupt or you can prosper," he told a government informant.
Fox News' Martha MacCallum grilled a top health official on whether there will be enough medical equipment to go around during the coronavirus crisis.

A Fox News host tried 4 times to ask a Trump official if there were enough ventilators and ICU units for coronavirus patients, but couldn’t get ...

Fox News' Martha McCallum grew impatient with a top health official who dodged her questions on coronavirus patients and praised Trump instead.

A teacher who showed coronavirus symptoms was charged $10,000 for her ER visit — and was never even tested for the disease

A teacher who traveled to Italy and showed coronavirus symptoms went to the ER. The hospital didn't test her and charged her $10,000 anyway.
Donald Trump at a Fox News town hall, March 2020.

Trump says he’s willing to cut entitlements to shrink the $23 trillion national debt

"Oh, we'll be cutting," he said. "We're also going to have growth like you've never seen before," Trump said at a Fox News town hall.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in October 2019.

AOC says that ensuring access to free coronavirus testing and treatment is ‘absolutely’ an ‘argument for Medicare for All’

"What this crisis has taught us is that, our health care system and our public health are only as strong as the sickest person in this country."
FILE PHOTO: Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Verma speaks in Washington

The Trump administration says Medicare and Medicaid might not cover all healthcare for coronavirus patients

This comes a few days after the administration was forced to backtrack after refusing to say that a coronavirus vaccine would be affordable.