Medicare and Medicaid coverage: what benefits will end with the end of the Covid-19 emergency?
President Biden has announced the date to end the covid-19 emergency which will take place 11 May. What Medicare and Medicaid benefits will end?
More than three years after the first recorded case of coronavirus in the United States, President Joe Biden has announced the date to end the emergency declaration for covid-19 in the United States.
According to what was reported by the White House, the public health emergency and the national emergency in response to the coronavirus pandemic will come to an end on 11 May.
The end of both emergencies does not imply ending all the measures that have been adopted as a result of the pandemic, rather, it refers to the end of certain plans, projects or programs carried out by the government to respond to the health crisis, such as free vaccination and tests for covid-19 or treatment for said disease.
Taking into account the end of the emergency programs, below we share with you what benefits are coming to an end and what health insurance coverage will be like, such as for Medicare and Medicaid.
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Medicare and Medicaid coverage after the end of the covid-19 era: What benefits end?
Those who are covered by either Medicare and Medicaid have had access to free tests and treatment; however, as of May 11, recipients of both insurance plans will have to shell out money from your own pocket to cover these aspects; unless you have an order issued by a doctor; although this only applies for vaccines and tests, since the treatments will have a separate cost.
In the case of private insurers, they reserve the right to charge you for tests and treatments. As the country prepares for the big change, pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Moderna have already released an estimate of the prices for their respective covid-19 vaccines; these will be between $82 and $130 dollars.
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