We are on day #964 of 15 days to flatten the curve – and why the public health emergency can now never be allowed to end:
When the public health emergency does end, HHS estimates up to 15 million people will be disenrolled from Medicare and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Nutrition experts fear millions of families will face a hunger cliff. Hospitals are concerned the end of pandemic flexibilities will compound a serious healthcare worker shortage. And pharmacies are warning that it could become more difficult for people to access vaccines.
“We’re in the third year of the pandemic. We’ve gone through hell. We’ve sacrificed. We’ve used all kinds of emergency powers,” said Lawrence Gostin, an expert on health law at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Source: Millions could lose health insurance when Covid emergency ends