With 22 million Americans unemployed because of Covid-19, is universal coverage needed now more than ever? Bioethicist Zeke Emanuel, an architect of the Affordable Care Act, says in an uncertain environment, people crave security. He thinks the pandemic will lead the Federal Government to rethink the importance of safety net programs like universal coverage. Dr. Emanuel tells Perri Peltz what needs to happen for America to reopen. Peltz is a documentary filmmaker, journalist, and public health advocate. Listen to the podcast episode.
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