As the number of Americans infected with coronavirus surpasses 3,000, the family of senior White House adviser Jared Kushner is on the verge of making a mint from the deadly pandemic thanks in large part to their White House connections.
“Oscar Health, the health insurance company co-founded by Jared Kushner’s younger brother, announced Friday that it has launched a testing center locator for COVID-19 in the United States with more than 100 centers. The company is also offering a risk assessment survey and talking to a doctor online.”
This is the very same Oscar Health that has also profited from the easing of federal rules governing health insurance policies that may be sold as part of the revised Affordable Care Act, which President Donald Trump has been trying to destroy since taking office.
Specifically, Oscar Health was accused in 2018 of selling junk policies in the state of Ohio, according to Newsweek:
“With a sky-high deductible of $15,800, the plan could see families spending up to $24,488.84 before emergency room care or regular doctor’s visits, even to a primary care physician, would be covered. The Oscar Buckeye State Simple Bronze plan uncovered by Fairweather was an outlier, but it was far from the only plan offering little coverage in exchange for a huge annual deductible.”
Oscar Health, which is Jared Kushner’s company, has entered the Ohio ACA marketplace with a $724/mo plan that literally pays for nothing until you incur $15,800 in medical expenses within a single year pic.twitter.com/Unc3tIUKCo
— drewtoothpaste (@drewtoothpaste) December 6, 2018
Oscar Health appears to be in desperate need of revenue. The company lost $110 million last year and $57 million in 2018.
But with the new testing center locator and connections to Jared Kushner, Oscar Health may wind up reaping a massive windfall as people are diagnosed with coronavirus and try to find treatment for the illness.
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