by Azmar Khan
Joe Biden is projected to be the 46th President of the United States of America, but what does it mean for the Covid-19 pandemic, and the Affordable Care Act which has been a talking point for such a long time?
As the number of Covid-19 cases are still on the rise, things don’t look too pleasant to Eddie Meaders, who is a Political Science Department Chair at the University of North Texas.
Meaders said that the virus doesn’t care who wins the elections, and expects it to be a rough ride no matter who is in the office.
“Donald Trump is the President of United States, it’s his administration and it’s his government that is responsible for dealing with the pandemic,” Meaders said. “If they’re dealing with it, like they’ve been dealing with it in the past then I think we’re in for a pretty
rough ride between now and January.”
Meaders also talked about the possibility of Universal Health Care in the United States, and thinks it won’t be anytime soon before America gets rid of private insurance companies.
With Biden being elected the new President, the Affordable Care Act is expected to be extended to more families as promised throughout his campaign.
The Affordable Care Act came under an immense criticism from President Trump throughout his Presidency, but the Trump-Administration failed to repeal it.
Luz Sandoval is a Political Science major at UNT, and she expects the Biden-Administration to tackle problems with healthcare a lot better than the last administration.
“Even addressing it would be a step in the right direction, even if it isn’t necessarily creating an entirely new structure, but even bringing people’s attention to it or bringing people in Congress to talk about it can do wonders,” Sandoval said.
With two Senate races going to a run off in Georgia, it is about to become the political center of America for the next couple of months with Democrats aiming to take control of Senate from the Republicans.