Senate Passes COVID-19 Bill, Ensuring Free Tests, Upping Medicaid Match

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / March 18, 2020 at 7:51 PM
The Senate passed a second legislative package to tackle the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday (March 18) that includes provisions to ensure all individuals, including those with private plans, Medicare or Medicare Advantage and Medicaid can access COVID-19 tests at no cost and allow states to cover the uninsured under Medicaid for COVID-19 testing and related medical visits. The president is expected to sign it into law. The package includes a 6.2% increase to the Medicaid federal match which the left-leaning...

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