Co$t of care for the Trumpkin?

President Donald Trump spent three days in the hospital. He arrived and left by helicopter. And he received multiple coronavirus tests, oxygen, steroids and an experimental antibody treatment.

For someone who isn’t president, that would cost more than $100,000 in the American health system. Patients could face significant surprise bills and medical debt even after health insurance paid its share…

Across the country, patients have struggled with both the long-term health and financial effects of contracting coronavirus. Nearly half a million have been hospitalized. Routine tests can result in thousands of dollars in uncovered charges; hospitalized patients have received bills upward of $400,000.

Trump did not have to worry about the costs of his care, which are covered by the federal government. Most Americans, including many who carry health coverage, do worry about receiving medical care they cannot afford.

You and I paid for his care. A level of care we’ll never afford on our own. A level of care that Trump and the Republican Party will never advocate for ordinary Americans. In truth – they’re working as hard as their evil little hearts allow to slash and cut the level of federal medical care we currently have at hand.

5 thoughts on “Co$t of care for the Trumpkin?

  1. "What's up, Doc?" says:

    “Dr. James Phillips, an emergency room doctor at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, has been removed from his duty after publicly criticizing President Donald Trump’s drive-by around the hospital after his coronavirus diagnosis.
    The chief of disaster medicine at George Washington University had been contracted to Walter Reed, and was removed from the military’s hospital schedule after he criticized the President, who was being treated for Covid-19 at the hospital, for taking his motorcade and Secret Service agents on a drive to wave at supporters outside in October, a source familiar with the situation told CNN. He will continue his work at George Washington School of Medicine.
    …Phillips had called the President’s drive-by “completely unnecessary” and said Trump put lives at risk for “political theater” in an October tweet that has since been deleted.” https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/28/politics/james-phillips-walter-reed-last-shift/index.html

  2. Epilogue says:

    “Inside the extraordinary effort to save Trump from covid-19 : His illness was more severe than the White House acknowledged at the time. Advisers thought it would alter his response to the pandemic. They were wrong.” (Washington Post 6/24/21) https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/06/24/nightmare-scenario-book-excerpt/
    This article is adapted from “Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration’s Response to the Pandemic That Changed History,” which will be published June 29 by HarperCollins.
    See also “Trump’s Chief Of Staff Feared President Was Going To Die When He Had Covid, New Book Alleges” (Forbes) https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackbrewster/2021/06/24/trumps-chief-of-staff-feared-president-was-going-to-die-when-he-had-covid-new-book-alleges/?sh=64453904616d

  3. Footnote says:

    “Large study finds COVID-19 is linked to a substantial drop in intelligence” (7/24/21) https://www.psypost.org/2021/07/large-study-finds-covid-19-is-linked-to-a-substantial-drop-in-intelligence-61577
    “People who have recovered from COVID-19 tend to score significantly lower on an intelligence test compared to those who have not contracted the virus, according to new research published in The Lancet journal EClinicalMedicine. The findings suggest that the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 can produce substantial reductions in cognitive ability, especially among those with more severe illness.” See https://www.thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PIIS2589-5370(21)00324-2/fulltext

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