Trump Admin to Pay Hospitals to
Treat Uninsured Coronavirus Patients According to reports,
a federal stimulus package will be
used to make the payments.
could be released as early as Friday.
Federal government payments
made to hospitals will be conditional.
In order to receive stimulus funds,
hospitals will not be allowed to bill
uninsured patients or generate unexpected charges.
Standard practice mandates
that uninsured patients treated at
hospitals pay the difference between cost
of care and what the government pays.
This practice would not be allowed
under the new guidelines.
The Trump Administration has been
criticized for not allowing special crisis
enrollment into the Affordable Care Act,
also known as Obamacare.
According to a 2007 report,
should the coronavirus pandemic
reach historical proportions, U.S.
hospitals could see a loss of $3.9 billion.