There’s been six deaths in Washington State due to coronavirus. Most of those affected were elderly and had underlying health conditions. Read about the cases here.
Keep in mind that Washington State has a population of over 7.2 million people.
Seattle City Socialist Councilmember Kshama Sawant wants those in King County who are exhibiting coronavirus symptons to have free doctor visits. From MyNorthwest.com:
“Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant issued a letter to Mayor Jenny Durkan and King County Executive Dow Constantine Monday, pushing for free medical care for any patients with coronavirus symptoms.
Sawant proposes the use of emergency funds “to guarantee that anyone in our region with a respiratory illness has access to a doctor’s visit without fear of medical bills.”
That would include “cost-free doctor visits” for any patient exhibiting signs of the illness.
“In the context of a global pandemic, the anarchy of this for-profit system could be lethal to many in our society,” the letter reads. “People who are priced out of doctors visits will be in danger themselves, and will spread coronavirus to their friends, family, and coworkers.”
Read the whole story here.
First of all, it’s not FREE. Taxpayers will pay for these visits.
Secondly, how do you know that only those with “coronavirus symptons” will be seen by a doctor? I guarantee you that not everyone knows the symptons. Everyone and their brother who wants a free doctor visit will show up, no matter their symptons.
Lastly, does this womyn not know that there are ALREADY free or low-cost doctor services in King County?
But that doesn’t matter. The hysteria is more important than the facts.
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