(RightWing.org) – Citizens will soon be getting some relief now that the $2.2 trillion stimulus bill is being doled out. However, we have everyone in the medical industry to thank, in particular, for their diligence and hard work in combating the viral outbreak. Doctors and nurses are very concerned about exposure to the coronavirus as they work on the front lines, and their efforts shouldn’t go unnoticed or appreciated.
President Trump hasn’t forgotten about the health care industry workers.
The POTUS recently stated that he’s considering giving doctors, nurses, and other health care workers hazard pay. Trump talked about it on Fox & Friends, saying “If anybody’s entitled to it, they are.” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin agreed with him when discussing the idea on Fox Business.
Fox Business tells Mnuchin Trump suggested hazard pay for 1st responders/nurses will be considered.
Mnuchin: "I think I agree with the president, I think that makes a lot of sense. When we get to the next bill in Congress that's definitely something we will put in the next bill." pic.twitter.com/YZzmvkusAV
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) March 30, 2020
Congressional Democrats are also pushing for hazard pay, but for more industries than just medical care.
In the next Coronavirus relief package that Congress passes, essential workers — first responders, hospital and medical workers, grocery store workers, farm workers, etc., should receive hazard pay from their government or their company.
— Joaquin Castro (@JoaquinCastrotx) March 29, 2020
Hazard pay might be a central talking point as Congress considers a fourth stimulus bill. No matter how that pans out, our health care providers deserve all of our respect. Without their tireless efforts, the COVID-19 outbreak would be significantly worse.
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