Despite mounting pleas from California and other states, the Trump administration isn’t allowing states to use Medicaid more freely to respond to the coronavirus crisis by expanding medical services.Donald Trump apparently does not realize that the corona virus does not discriminate on the basis of income. It will infect and kill rich white people just as happily as it will poor black ones. By blocking medicaid funding for coronavirus response the Trump administration is insuring that the virus will spread more widely than it otherwise would, and so the death toll will be higher that it otherwise would. Some of dead will surely be people who voted for him. But whether they supported Trump or not, the blood they cough up before they die will be on his tiny, pathologically oblivious and utterly incompetent hands.
Friday, March 13, 2020
Trump administration blocks states from using Medicaid to respond to coronavirus crisis
If there was any remaining doubt in your mind that the Trump administration is both unashamedly cruel and fantastically incompetent, this story from the Los Angeles Times should put it to rest: