ATR Urges Republicans to Oppose COVID-19 Government Healthcare Expansion

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Posted by Alex Hendrie on Monday, June 15th, 2020, 8:00 AM PERMALINK

In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), ATR urged Republicans to reject efforts by far-left politicians to allow COVID-19 to lead to a government takeover of healthcare.

Liberal politicians are exploiting the pandemic to push government-run healthcare, an outcome that would move us closer toward the Left’s ultimate goal of socialist, single payer healthcare.

If the left is successful in expanding government healthcare, Americans will face higher taxes, healthcare shortages, and a loss of their quality, private health insurance.

If lawmakers decide to pursue another Coronavirus package, they should consider a temporary, targeted proposal to help recently laid-off Americans retain their employer provided health insurance through a COBRA subsidy. 

This would be a vastly superior alternative to expanding government healthcare programs like Obamacare or Medicaid.

It would also be a way to help Americans that have lost their jobs instead of extending the $600 supplemental pandemic unemployment program.

The full letter can be found here.

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