Americans Trying to Survive Coronavirus Crisis, Trump Family Trying to Make a Buck

Trump, Jared Follow the ‘Hate the Government, Love The Government Check’ Motto

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Members of the Trump-Kushner family. ( Max Goldberg/Iowa State Daily from USA)

The U.S. government’s response to the coronavirus has been so haphazard that many Americans were probably glad that an insurance company had stepped up to the plate. But on Sunday, I learned from a social media post that Oscar Health has ties to the Kushner family. After doing some research, I confirmed this was true. Later in the day, Raw Story reported that Oscar Health is owned by Joshua Kushner, Jared’s brother.

The government is getting ready to allocate billions of dollars to contain the coronavirus. This includes spending money on vaccines, testing and buying masks. On Friday, March 13, Oscar Health, a “tech-driven health insurance company‘’’ announced it was opening testing centers for COVID-19 (the coronavirus.) The U.S. government’s response to the coronavirus has been so haphazard that many Americans were probably glad that an insurance company had stepped up to the plate.

Manny Otiko writes about race, politics and sports. He has been published in Salon and LA Weekly. Follow him on Twitter @mannyotiko.

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