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US may pay for uninsured coronavirus patients

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Robert Kadlec, a senior official with the Health and Human Services department told the Senate on Tuesday that talks were underway to declare a disaster under the Stafford Act, which would allow the patients' costs to be met by the federal government.

[WASHINGTON] The US may invoke an emergency law to pay for uninsured patients who get infected with the new coronavirus, a senior health official said on Tuesday.

Public health experts have warned that the country's 27.5 million people who lack health coverage may be reluctant to seek...

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