Providers are not allowed to charge patients for the COVID vaccine for the duration of the public health emergency. Thanks to “Operation Warp Speed,” the partnership to develop and distribute a vaccine, the federal government purchased hundreds of millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines. These are being distributed to providers at no cost, and they therefore can’t turn around and charge patients for it. But what about the cost to administer the vaccine? We break down coverage of the vaccine and administration for people with private health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, and those with no insurance.
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The Interim Final Rule: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-11-06/pdf/2020-24332.pdf
Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief: https://www.kff.org/health-costs/press-release/federal-rules-protect-people-from-bills-for-the-covid-19-vaccine/
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