Still asleep at the wheel and continuing to posture for the FOX news “oh it’s nothing” folks: “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.”
“In previous emergencies, including the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina and the H1N1 flu outbreak, both Republican and Democratic administrations loosened Medicaid rules to empower states to meet surging needs. “
“But months into the current global disease outbreak, the White House and senior federal health officials haven’t taken the necessary steps to give states simple pathways to fully leverage the mammoth safety net program to prevent a wider epidemic.”
Medicynical note: Testing still hard to find; No emergency Medicaid coverage; Epidemic spreading and deaths increasing and our guy can’t even read from a teleprompter. Amazing incompetence.