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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:22 AM

Obamacare Versus the G.O.P. Zombies

Ten years of failed promises to come up with something better.

Covid-19 cases are surging in states that took Donald Trumpís advice and reopened for business too soon. This new surge ó is it OK now to call it a second wave? ó is, on average, hitting people younger than the initial surge in the Northeast did. Perhaps as a result, rising infections havenít been reflected in a comparable rise in deaths, although that may be only a matter of time.

There is, however, growing evidence that even those who survive Covid-19 can suffer long-term adverse effects: scarred lungs, damaged hearts and perhaps neurological disorders.

And if the Trump administration gets its way, there may be another source of long-term damage: permanent inability to get health insurance.

Remarkably, last week the administration reaffirmed its support for a lawsuit seeking to overturn the Affordable Care Act, which would, among other things, eliminate protection for Americans with pre-existing medical conditions. If the suit were to succeed, having had Covid-19 would surely be one of the pre-existing conditions making health insurance hard, perhaps impossible, to get.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/29/opinion/obamacare-coronavirus-republicans.html

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marie999 Jun 30 #1

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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:04 PM

1. This is not the second wave.

It is only the beginning of the first wave. The way governments in many states are not doing enough the first wave will continue at least through this year may until next Spring. I have lost all hope. This is only if Biden is elected. It will be worse if trump is reelected.

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