Despite some good provisions, the CARES Act has glaring flaws and falls short of fully protecting workers during the coronavirus crisis

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic (CARES) Act is an important step in the U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic. It includes provisions for expanded unemployment insurance ($250 billion), aid to small businesses ($350 billion), cash payments to households ($300 billion), aid to states ($150 billion), emergency funding for health care supplies and investments ($100 billion), and money for industry bailouts ($450 billion).