Hospitals Prepare For Uninsured COVID-19 Patients As Funding Disappears

Posted on AllSides March 29th, 2022
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As federal funding for COVID-19 runs out, hospitals across the U.S. are prepping for an influx of uninsured people coming in with the virus, The Washington Post reports. 

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced last week that, “On March 22, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. ET, the HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured Program stopped accepting claims for testing and treatment due to a lack of sufficient funds.”

Testing and treatment for those without insurance are weighing on the system, and it will weigh further as another deadline approaches in the next month.

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