If we want to stop coronavirus, it begins with creating a more just and equitable society. The virus does not discriminate among wealth, creed, race or religion. Every person needs access to healthcare and a strong safety net—otherwise, things may get ugly, quickly. It is within our power to stop coronavirus. To do so would take bold and innovative solutions—one of them being implementing a universal system of healthcare.
Americans who work poor or with little benefits are also the same people who power our economy. They work at restaurants, run hotels, drive us around, deliver our food and staff our grocery stores. They are the people who pundits call "consumers," they are the people who we interact with every day. They are our neighbors.
Now imagine if they got sick, and they couldn't afford to get treated, or even to get tested. They couldn't afford to take time off from work. That is a recipe for disaster when we're facing a contagious and deadly virus like COVID-19.
The argument against universal healthcare is that it would be too expensive and would lead to a reduction in the quality of our health care. Government-run programs tend to be inefficient, poorly run and are subject to the political whims of our elected officials. Here, The Heritage Foundation, a right-wing think tank argue universal health care would leave Americans worse off.