Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) just announced her belief that there should be a federal takeover of all hospitals to combat coronavirus.
In a tweet, Omar said, “Here is maybe a radical idea to deal with some of the pressures our healthcare system is facing: All private hospitals should be made public for the duration of the virus.”
Why Omar thought this necessary is a mystery. At this time the American healthcare system has managed to maintain its integrity effectively.
There is also no reason to say a federal takeover of every hospital in the nation would alleviate a breakdown in our ability to treat coronavirus patients.
A government bureaucracy would in fact likely be worse at handling a nationwide shortage of beds and ventilators for treating patients.
Such ideas are both not helpful to the ongoing crisis and are not helpful in finding real solutions. It seems Omar has an agenda to push and she isn’t shy about it.
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