I don't think this is a reasonable thing to advocate for, for some of the reasons @WisNeuro mentioned.
I also wonder what % of psychologists are working in settings where COVID-19 is a a high risk factor (e.g., emergency rooms, jails, inpatient units) versus private practice, outpatient CBOCs, etc. How did this movement start? Did someone in APA decide to jump in on psychologists being in healthcare and equate us to ER nurses and MDs in this sense of risk? Didn't they sign up for that?
Just weird in many ways. Lots of questions.
It seemed like an odd thing to advocate for, although I suppose it makes sense relative to the alternative (i.e., other health professions asking for it but psychology being silent). I agree with others that I anticipate no chance of it going through.
In general, I'm becoming increasingly disquieted by all the money the govt is attempting to throw at COVID. But that's just me.
I'm not sure that it is the amount of money that bothers me so much as the poor implementation by both sides of the isle. Lots of people that don't need money getting it for no reason, big and small. Basing payments on tax returns from two years ago rather than figuring out how to help those with problems now, etc. More proposals from both sides to throw money at people for no reason. So healthcare providers will get this even if we have been home during COVID-19 and not exposed? No way to ensure you were a front line provider or not. Give more more to big corporations? Give $2000/mth to 93% of Americans, but screw the other 7 percent?
I'm with Sanman, if that money was allocated well, it'd be awesome and would actually help out the collapse and people who are unemployed. But, when it's going to large companies who pay zero or little in taxes anyway, kind of defeats the point.