COVID 19 UPDATES
According to the Kaiser Family, with highly effective coronavirus vaccines available and hospital admissions soaring, many Covid-19 patients face more enormous bills as most insurance companies have ended waivers on out-of-pocket costs that they introduced earlier in the pandemic Foundation. This cost will be primarily borne by the unvaccinated people more likely to require hospital treatment.
With no federal mandate requiring insurers to waive these costs, few regulations requiring them to do so at the state level, and the wide availability of effective vaccines, the majority have now passed these costs back to patients, according to research by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
While Covid-19 vaccines and most coronavirus tests are supposed to be free, Americans hospitalized with coronavirus can still be billed for their care. Even with comprehensive coverage, the usual suite of deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance apply, and many of those admitted to a hospital have received surprise bills of astronomical sizes upon leaving. With Covid-19 cases and hospital admissions surging—primarily among unvaccinated people across the country—and waivers coming to an end, many people will likely be receiving bills for treatment.
Reverend Adrian Lee
Executive Pastor of Ministries, Family Community Church
Here are a few resources to help keep you up to date and safe.
Help with finding clinic/location and scheduling appointment to get vaccinated.
- MyTurn website – CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
- Fresno County covid testing sites. –CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
- PFIZER AND BIONTECH ANNOUNCE POSITIVE TOPLINE RESULTS FROM PIVOTAL TRIAL OF COVID-19 VACCINE IN CHILDREN 5 TO 11 YEARS – CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
- COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot – CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE