Jewish Professor at Columbia University Was Barred From Entering Campus
Biden Is Always Wrong
Does the New NPR CEO Have a Burner Account?
ESPN Host Had an Interesting Take on the 'Jail Trump Now' Crowd
Bill Barr's 2024 Decision Might Irritate Some, But It Shows He Knows Who...
Joe Biden's Ham-Fisted Statement on Pro-Hamas Campus Chaos Is Baseless Bluster
Republican Congresswoman Has a Warning for Columbia University
Papua New Guinea PM Hits Back After Biden's Cannibal Story
LA Mayor's Home Was Broken Into...Again
HRC Made Some Rather Unhinged Claims About What Trump Wants to Do to...
Why Jewish Students at Columbia Were Just Urged to Go Home
Victimhood: Ilhan Omar's Daughter Describes the Horror of Facing Consequences for Her Own...
Arizona’s Supreme Court Upheld Legislation to Protect Unborn Life. Here’s How Gavin Newsom...
Illegal Aliens Are Harassing Home Depot Customers, So the Store Is Taking Action
Surprise: Famous Hamas Sympathizer Caught in Racist, Homophobic Rant

Former Gov. John Hickenlooper Says Coronavirus Pandemic Proves the US Needs Universal Healthcare

AP Photo/Paul Sancya

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is the latest Democrat to say the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic is proof the United States needs to have universal health care to combat future outbreaks.

The failed presidential candidate-turned-Senate hopeful told MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle universal health care is needed to protect working-class people who are still on the job in essential businesses and risking exposure to COVID-19.

“Governor, if we do put people back to work and there is a liability shield, if businesses are not going to face lawsuits, if employees or customers get sick, what does that do to our essential workers, our most vulnerable Americans who don’t have access to good healthcare from their employer, and now they may be forced to go back to work because if their business is open, they can’t go on unemployment, what do we do for all of those Americans? I know Medicare for All wasn’t something you supported in normal times, but we’re in a crisis moment," Ruhle said.

"Well, I have always supported universal health care, universal coverage. And without question, that is — this crisis points that out," Hickenlooper said.

"Our front-line workers, and, obviously, first responders, firefighters, all of those folks are now joined by people who are working in factories, helping make sure that our food gets — our agricultural crops and our livestock gets processed into food and we get that food to market," he continued. "People that are selling us food in supermarkets. These are all workers who need to be protected. And they weren’t being protected because we did not have sufficient personal protection equipment to be able to maintain their safety as they worked. I think that if we expect them to go back to work, we should have the single highest priority to make sure that they have the protection they need."


Trending on Townhall Videos