Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Good ideas for post Covid-19 social policy changes

One of the blessings of the Covid-19 pandemic is that it has more glaringly exposed the cracks in our social systems in the United States. This is the first of a series of articles naming these deficiencies.

By naming these deficiencies we can identify where policy improvements lie. Once they are identified this identification hopefully leads to enhanced public awareness, a change in public opinion supporting these improvements, positive changes in institutional functioning, and the election of governmental officials who are truly supported of social justice and the welfare of all. and

This first article is on changes in the health care system in the U.S.

  1. Expand federal funding for Medicaid.
  2. Medicare for all or some other sort of Universal Health Care for all Americans.
  3. Expanded hospital capacity to underserved areas.
  4. Paid sick leave and paid family medical leave for all employees - no exceptions.
  5. Free and accessible testing, treatment, and PPE.
  6. Full funding for Indian Health Service and Urban Indian Health Services.
  7. Barrier free access to mental health and substance abuse services.
  8. Emergency services for mental health and substance abuse services by behavioral health professionals instead of police
Before you vote, know where the candidate stands on these policy reforms.

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