In times of great emergency, when the normal rules have been suspended, all sorts of things that used to seem unthinkable suddenly enter the realm of possibility. A national health service paid for by taxes and free at the point of delivery in the United States, for example, or a guaranteed basic income in Spain.
A national health service paid for by taxes and free at the point of delivery in the United States,
Has not happened and is unlikely at this point. Government has ensured people without insurance will not be charged for COVID related expenses only. Some insurance companies have followed suit by waiving co-payments and deductibles, again COVID related only.
Even the U.S. government will be providing its citizens with two $1,000 cheques over the next three months (plus $500 extra for each child) — and they don’t even have to be out of work to get them.
US Government has only authorized a one time payment (so far), not for 3 months. $1,000 per adult and $500 per child.
This cannot be undone and I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.
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