Chaos has a price: Families face a serious crisis
As the deadly coronavirus spreads across our country, millions of families living paycheck to paycheck are struggling to pay the bills and stay safe.
Tell President Trump: Families living paycheck to paycheck need help now.
Job losses are mounting as millions of Americans file for unemployment. Amidst it all, our health care is still under attack, drug prices keep skyrocketing, and businesses keep closing.
At a time when our lives and our jobs are on the line, President Trump is picking fights on Twitter, ignoring his own health experts, and refusing to take responsibility for mishandling this crisis. This chaos has a price. We’ve had enough.
Dangerously unprepared to combat the coronavirus
Despite dire warnings from public health experts, President Trump failed to prepare America for the coronavirus pandemic. He has failed to stick to the facts. He has not listened to the experts charged with leading the response. He has failed to get doctors the supplies they need to protect themselves and save lives.
As a result, the virus is spreading, more Americans are dying, hospitals are stretched to the brink, and our economy is in freefall.
Coronavirus tests were conducted by March 15 in the U.S. compared with South Korea, despite each country detecting its first case on the same day.
Confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the U.S., the most of any country in the world.
Americans projected to die from the coronavirus, even with strong mitigation efforts moving forward.
Health care for millions is at risk
In the midst of a global pandemic, health care for millions of Americans is under attack. If the Trump-backed lawsuit to repeal the Affordable Care Act succeeds, millions of Americans would lose coverage at a time when they need it the most.
Americans could lose their health coverage if the ACA is repealed.
Americans with preexisting conditions would lose critical protections.
In massive cuts to Medicare and Medicaid are in President Trump’s budget proposal.
Health care costs are skyrocketing
As the country faces a public health and economic crisis, Americans are struggling to pay for the outrageously expensive medication they need to survive—and President Trump is doing very little to help. With premiums and drug costs increasing, too many working families are deciding between putting food on the table and paying for the health care they need.
Average price hike for 3,400 prescription drugs from 2018 to 2019, five times the rate of inflation. Forty prescription drugs doubled in price.
Of people with diabetes practice “insulin rationing” to make doses last longer because of rising costs, while Trump gave huge tax breaks for Big Pharma.
Seniors risk having to pay more for prescription drugs if Trump succeeds in repealing the Affordable Care Act.
Workers face mass layoffs
The coronavirus pandemic is hurting workers across the country—many of whom were already struggling to get by before the crisis hit. Despite President Trump’s attempts to downplay the severity of the coronavirus outbreak, millions of workers across the country are losing their jobs as businesses close and plants shut down.