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BREAKING: Rep. Gallego to Introduce Bill to Cover Costs of Coronavirus Treatment & Testing

March 3, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) announced that he plans to introduce a bill to cover medical testing and treatment costs associated with the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

Under Rep. Gallego’s plan, all Americans will be automatically eligible for emergency Medicaid to cover testing and treatment costs for COVID-19 and any other illness that rises to the level of a national emergency.

“Coronavirus could spread even more quickly if people avoid testing and treatment due to astronomical medical costs,” said Rep. Gallego. “Nobody should be forced to put their own health and lives – and the health and lives of those around them – at risk because they can’t afford critical medical care. My bill will ensure that all Americans are able to seek treatment for COVID-19 so that we can save lives and do what we can to prevent this disease from spreading to more people.”