White House physician Sean Conley, with medical staff, gives an update on the condition of President Donald Trump, on Oct. 3, 2020, at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty Images
The case for Medicare for All was once again made by the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., tweeted on Sunday, after Republican politicians, including President Trump, were able to check themselves into hospitals shortly after announcing they had tested positive for COVID-19.
Markey noted that throughout the coronavirus pandemic, in which more than 7.4 million cases have been detected and more than 209,000 people in the U.S. have died, people have attempted to get care at hospitals after testing positive and showing worsening symptoms, only to be turned away and “told only to come back when they could not breathe.”
“Now politicians are checking into hospitals as a ‘precaution.’