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House Dems' COVID-19 Bill Would Prevent Medicare Costs For Treatments, Vaccines

By Michelle M. Stein / March 24, 2020 at 10:21 AM
The House Democrats’ latest COVID-19 response bill would make sure Medicare beneficiaries don’t have to pay for COVID-19 treatments, drugs or any vaccine, establish a risk corridor program for Medicare Advantage plans during the COVID-19 outbreak, temporarily suspend the Medicare sequester and allocate $550 million for additional infection control investigations of health care facilities. Hospital and nursing home policies. The bill also includes $100 billion to reimburse hospitals for expenses or lost revenue attributable to the public health emergency --...


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