Oblivian: Theres a very cringe worthy us press conf on right now.
I was watching it on Bloomberg.
One of the critical issues they're going to face is that although they've claimed they will ramp up the ability to test, rolling out roadside drive-through testing, and waive the "copayment" for testing, they haven't waived the copayment for treatment.
So plenty of people will choose to not get tested, because even if they have basic health insurance then the copayment can be many thousands of dollars - and if you're not insured, then you'll likely be bankrupted.
It was cringe-worthy. But there are plenty of people within the US who believe that privatised healthcare is superior - and not surprisingly that includes many medical professionals who are paid "rather generously" - compared to countries with public healthcare systems.