Trump Wages War on the Affordable Care Act in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The president is urging the federal judiciary to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA).

If successful, 20 million people could lose health insurance; 135 million people with preexisting conditions—including cancer, pregnancy and diabetes—will lose desperately needed protections; and 12 million seniors will pay more for prescription drugs.

The last thing we should do is make it harder for these groups to access the care they need.

The Mother of All Burdens: COVID-19 and Physician Parents

“As practicing physicians with small children at home, we both understand all parents are scrambling to find childcare and set up home schooling to continue their children’s education during the shutdown—while trying to work from home. This disproportionately affects female physicians, as they spend 8.5 more hours per week on domestic activities than male counterparts.