Trump policies on health reflect opposite of care

In the middle of a coronavirus pandemic, President Trump cuts funding for research specifically on the coronavirus. He stops the federal government from supporting states on the pandemic response. He stops talking to and mutes the “coronavirus task-force” he created.

Meanwhile he works like hell to kick 23 million people off insurance, just as many millions more are about to lose insurance from being unemployed. And also works to remove insurance coverage for anyone (including those with insurance through work) with “pre-existing” conditions.

All while he repeatedly promotes behavior that will very likely get you sick, and could kill you, as he promotes “opening up” the country while making fun of masks, in spite of spiking infection rates and hospitalizations.

And then tops it all off by making the one simple thing we know can help keep you healthy, into an inexplicable partisan battle.

That is Trump-Care

Any questions?

Earl Gray

Lake Stevens

Talk to us

More in Opinion

Editorial: Court order a threat to law that protects press

Seattle news outlets have been ordered to turn over photos and video to police; it’s a dangerous move.

Editorial cartoons for Friday, Aug. 14

A sketchy look at the news of the day.… Continue reading

Editorial: Debate regarding Snake River dams is far from over

If we are to avoid the extinction of salmon runs and orcas, talks regarding the dams should continue.

Editorial: Release of weekly list of deaths should resume

The county health district no longer provides the list to The Herald; but it’s misinterpreting the law.

Editorial: Tax credit proposal would aid local journalism

Bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House would offer tax credits to advertisers and subscribers.

Commentary: Boeing-Airbus trade dispute is a pointless relic

The question of who gave what aid years ago feels silly when the pandemic has crippled air travel.

Comment: Covid’s spread may involve more than ‘bad’ behavior

We’re seeing differences among states in how covid has flowed and ebbed. We need to learn why.

Who would protesters call if they were picketed?

I was just wondering how Kshama Sawant or any of the other… Continue reading

Without action by Congress, wave of evictions looms

Millions of low-income renters face the threat of eviction and homelessness unless… Continue reading

Most Read