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Good morning. As the COVID-19 pandemic takes a toll on life in America, our team at Future Majority is tracking the latest updates:
It’s estimated that 5.4 million Americans have lost their health insurance due to the pandemic:
At a time when Americans need health coverage more than ever, Families USA found that 5.4 million Americans lost their health insurance between February and May when millions lost their jobs.
The Kaiser Family Foundation had an even more devastating analysis -- estimating that 27 million Americans are now without healthcare coverage when countied families members of the insured.
The Trump administration is currently in court arguing that the Affordable Care Act should be invalidated in its entirety, which would strip tens of millions of Americans of their health insurance.
As the virus surges, states are rolling back their reopening plans:
Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) announced yesterday that California would return to a modified stay-a-home-order, closing indoor operations for restaurants, movie theaters, bars, and more.
Texas is reported to be looking at a roll-back as well. New cases in the U.S. topped 61,000 yesterday alone.
Trump is trying to blame his failures on the Obama administration:
At a roundtable event yesterday, Trump erroneously attempted to blame the Obama administration on the lack of a national testing strategy for COVID-19: “Biden and Obama stopped their testing … I’m sure you don’t want to report it.”
Of course COVID-19 emerged three years after Obama and Biden left office, and the failures rest solely with Trump. His comments come after his former chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, criticized testing in the U.S. and even Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said, “There’s a need for faster results.”
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