July 14, 2020

Politico: Warren, Pressley demand action from HHS on coronavirus' impact on minority communities

In a letter to the agency Tuesday, the lawmakers asked for an updated report on how it plans to alleviate racial health inequities.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Ayanna Pressley issued a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Tuesday requesting a report detailing the Trump administration's response to racial health disparities exacerbated by the Covid-19 outbreak.

The letter, which highlights the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus on communities of color, represents another push from Democrats for President Donald Trump to take action to alleviate the damage of the virus on minorities. Warren and Pressley assert missing reports on racial disparities, legally required under the Affordable Care Act, have contributed to a poor federal coronavirus response.


Read the full letter on the POLITICO website here. 

By:  Maya King and Laura Barron-Lopez