Legislation Would Help Jobless Get Health Care Coverage

Washington, DC — Today, Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) unveiled legislation to help people who lost a job during the coronavirus pandemic get comprehensive health care coverage as the nation faces the worst public health crisis in a century. The COVID Enrollment Response (COVER) Act would provide funding in every state to assist those who lost jobs or have been furloughed during the pandemic sign up for the health care coverage they need. Protect Our Care Executive Director Brad Woodhouse release the following statement in response:

“President Trump and his Republican enablers in Congress have done nothing to help people who have lost coverage as a result of their fumbled coronavirus response. With this legislation, Senator Baldwin is taking concrete steps to help more Americans get the health care coverage they need as coronavirus continues to ravage the nation. Instead of playing politics and taking every opportunity to rip health care away from Americans, Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans should work with Senator Baldwin to ensure people can get health care coverage in the midst of a global pandemic.”