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Hospitals, expats blast Trump plan to block U.S. citizens over coronavirus

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Hospitals, expats blast Trump plan to block U.S. citizens over coronavirus - Reuters

LOS ANGELES/MONTERREY (Reuters) - A Southern California-area hospital system, immigrant advocacy groups and Americans living in Mexico criticized on Tuesday a U.S. government draft proposal that could block U.S. citizens and permanent residents from entering the country if they are suspected of being infected with the novel coronavirus.

The pushback comes a day after Reuters and other news outlets reported the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump was considering a regulation that would give the government authorization to keep out Americans believed to have contracted COVID-19 or other diseases.

Chris Van Gorder, CEO of Scripps Health, which operates five hospitals in San Diego County, told Reuters the hospital system “would never endorse American citizens not being able to get the care they need.”

Scripps and Sharp HealthCare, which operate hospitals that serve many COVID patients in the San Diego-area, sent a joint letter to Trump officials in April that called for medical checks at the border and mandatory quarantine for individuals suspected to be infected with coronavirus. But Van Gorder said they never supported blocking Americans.

Furthermore, Van Gorder said the percentage of coronavirus patients who recently crossed the border had declined at Scripps’ hospital in Chula Vista.
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Trump has a heart of anthracite coal.
 

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Hospitals, expats blast Trump plan to block U.S. citizens over coronavirus - Reuters

LOS ANGELES/MONTERREY (Reuters) - A Southern California-area hospital system, immigrant advocacy groups and Americans living in Mexico criticized on Tuesday a U.S. government draft proposal that could block U.S. citizens and permanent residents from entering the country if they are suspected of being infected with the novel coronavirus.

The pushback comes a day after Reuters and other news outlets reported the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump was considering a regulation that would give the government authorization to keep out Americans believed to have contracted COVID-19 or other diseases.

Chris Van Gorder, CEO of Scripps Health, which operates five hospitals in San Diego County, told Reuters the hospital system “would never endorse American citizens not being able to get the care they need.”

Scripps and Sharp HealthCare, which operate hospitals that serve many COVID patients in the San Diego-area, sent a joint letter to Trump officials in April that called for medical checks at the border and mandatory quarantine for individuals suspected to be infected with coronavirus. But Van Gorder said they never supported blocking Americans.

Furthermore, Van Gorder said the percentage of coronavirus patients who recently crossed the border had declined at Scripps’ hospital in Chula Vista.
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Trump has a heart of anthracite coal.

I disagree with Trump.

I think any US citizens who wants to enter the country MUST submit to a two-week quarantine at a government facility...and they have to pay for it.
 

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I disagree with Trump.

I think any US citizens who wants to enter the country MUST submit to a two-week quarantine at a government facility...and they have to pay for it.

Even if they are entering via private jet?
 

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Hospitals, expats blast Trump plan to block U.S. citizens over coronavirus - Reuters

LOS ANGELES/MONTERREY (Reuters) - A Southern California-area hospital system, immigrant advocacy groups and Americans living in Mexico criticized on Tuesday a U.S. government draft proposal that could block U.S. citizens and permanent residents from entering the country if they are suspected of being infected with the novel coronavirus.

The pushback comes a day after Reuters and other news outlets reported the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump was considering a regulation that would give the government authorization to keep out Americans believed to have contracted COVID-19 or other diseases.

Chris Van Gorder, CEO of Scripps Health, which operates five hospitals in San Diego County, told Reuters the hospital system “would never endorse American citizens not being able to get the care they need.”

Scripps and Sharp HealthCare, which operate hospitals that serve many COVID patients in the San Diego-area, sent a joint letter to Trump officials in April that called for medical checks at the border and mandatory quarantine for individuals suspected to be infected with coronavirus. But Van Gorder said they never supported blocking Americans.

Furthermore, Van Gorder said the percentage of coronavirus patients who recently crossed the border had declined at Scripps’ hospital in Chula Vista.
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Trump has a heart of anthracite coal.

You pinko commies are insane. On one hand you blame Trump for not locking down the whole nation back in January to save us all from the zombie apocalypse and now you're pissed of that he's taking additional steps at the border to ease the effects of the zombie apocalypse.
 

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Hospitals, expats blast Trump plan to block U.S. citizens over coronavirus - Reuters

LOS ANGELES/MONTERREY (Reuters) - A Southern California-area hospital system, immigrant advocacy groups and Americans living in Mexico criticized on Tuesday a U.S. government draft proposal that could block U.S. citizens and permanent residents from entering the country if they are suspected of being infected with the novel coronavirus.

The pushback comes a day after Reuters and other news outlets reported the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump was considering a regulation that would give the government authorization to keep out Americans believed to have contracted COVID-19 or other diseases.

Chris Van Gorder, CEO of Scripps Health, which operates five hospitals in San Diego County, told Reuters the hospital system “would never endorse American citizens not being able to get the care they need.”

Scripps and Sharp HealthCare, which operate hospitals that serve many COVID patients in the San Diego-area, sent a joint letter to Trump officials in April that called for medical checks at the border and mandatory quarantine for individuals suspected to be infected with coronavirus. But Van Gorder said they never supported blocking Americans.

Furthermore, Van Gorder said the percentage of coronavirus patients who recently crossed the border had declined at Scripps’ hospital in Chula Vista.
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Trump has a heart of anthracite coal.

They have a choice. Stay there or quarantine here. Their company insurance can pay for it.

BTW: tl;dr a draft proposal is sent out to generate counter proposals so as to get the big stuff out of the way before a bill is sent to the House for more wrangling. The OP has created a tempest in a tea cup.
 
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Hospitals, expats blast Trump plan to block U.S. citizens over coronavirus - Reuters

LOS ANGELES/MONTERREY (Reuters) - A Southern California-area hospital system, immigrant advocacy groups and Americans living in Mexico criticized on Tuesday a U.S. government draft proposal that could block U.S. citizens and permanent residents from entering the country if they are suspected of being infected with the novel coronavirus.

The pushback comes a day after Reuters and other news outlets reported the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump was considering a regulation that would give the government authorization to keep out Americans believed to have contracted COVID-19 or other diseases.

Chris Van Gorder, CEO of Scripps Health, which operates five hospitals in San Diego County, told Reuters the hospital system “would never endorse American citizens not being able to get the care they need.”

Scripps and Sharp HealthCare, which operate hospitals that serve many COVID patients in the San Diego-area, sent a joint letter to Trump officials in April that called for medical checks at the border and mandatory quarantine for individuals suspected to be infected with coronavirus. But Van Gorder said they never supported blocking Americans.

Furthermore, Van Gorder said the percentage of coronavirus patients who recently crossed the border had declined at Scripps’ hospital in Chula Vista.
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Trump has a heart of anthracite coal.

Blocking people from returning to the country would have been great at the beginning of the pandemic alongside border closing to prevent it from even spreading in the US. However, currently the US has far more cases than anyone else and we don't really lose much by getting a few more cases coming in when we are adding 50,000 official cases per day (500,000 actual cases) with internal spread. If anything, people abroad are actually less likely to have covid than people in our borders.
 

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You pinko commies are insane. On one hand you blame Trump for not locking down the whole nation back in January to save us all from the zombie apocalypse and now you're pissed of that he's taking additional steps at the border to ease the effects of the zombie apocalypse.

Do they realize they are pinko commies? Do they even know where the label came from? It started early on in the 20th century where there were communist sypathizers growing among us. They used pinko as a lighter shade of red for the sympathizers and considered the color red for full fledge Communists. You know when one lays out the views of progressives, pinko commies is a good description. I have not heard that term for a long time, but it sure is fitting.
 

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Do they realize they are pinko commies? Do they even know where the label came from? It started early on in the 20th century where there were communist sypathizers growing among us. They used pinko as a lighter shade of red for the sympathizers and considered the color red for full fledge Communists. You know when one lays out the views of progressives, pinko commies is a good description. I have not heard that term for a long time, but it sure is fitting.

Scripps Health is not communist. Are you people insane?
 

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Do they realize they are pinko commies? Do they even know where the label came from? It started early on in the 20th century where there were communist sypathizers growing among us. They used pinko as a lighter shade of red for the sympathizers and considered the color red for full fledge Communists. You know when one lays out the views of progressives, pinko commies is a good description. I have not heard that term for a long time, but it sure is fitting.

Try this on for size; back in the late 1800s there was a guy by the name of Peter Kropotkin that kind of ended up as the father of Anarcho-Communism. Here's a copy of one of his pamphlets - Kropotkin: Appeal to the Young
Read through that and tell me it doesn't sound like today's Democrat party.
 
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Hospitals, expats blast Trump plan to block U.S. citizens over coronavirus - Reuters

LOS ANGELES/MONTERREY (Reuters) - A Southern California-area hospital system, immigrant advocacy groups and Americans living in Mexico criticized on Tuesday a U.S. government draft proposal that could block U.S. citizens and permanent residents from entering the country if they are suspected of being infected with the novel coronavirus.

The pushback comes a day after Reuters and other news outlets reported the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump was considering a regulation that would give the government authorization to keep out Americans believed to have contracted COVID-19 or other diseases.

Chris Van Gorder, CEO of Scripps Health, which operates five hospitals in San Diego County, told Reuters the hospital system “would never endorse American citizens not being able to get the care they need.”

Scripps and Sharp HealthCare, which operate hospitals that serve many COVID patients in the San Diego-area, sent a joint letter to Trump officials in April that called for medical checks at the border and mandatory quarantine for individuals suspected to be infected with coronavirus. But Van Gorder said they never supported blocking Americans.

Furthermore, Van Gorder said the percentage of coronavirus patients who recently crossed the border had declined at Scripps’ hospital in Chula Vista.
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Trump has a heart of anthracite coal.

Good. Keep them out until they can prove they are safe "ex" means nothing
 

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You pinko commies are insane. On one hand you blame Trump for not locking down the whole nation back in January to save us all from the zombie apocalypse and now you're pissed of that he's taking additional steps at the border to ease the effects of the zombie apocalypse.

Minus the weird commie flex at the start, you have a point here. This same process was implemented a long time ago (well, months ago, which does seem like a long time ago) in Canada.

Now, don't say I never give you anything...hehe...
 
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