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Schrier, McEachin Introduce Legislation for Medicare Beneficiaries to Receive COVID-19 Care at No Cost

Congresswoman Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08), and Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) have introduced the Saving Seniors from COVID-19 Costs Act (HR 6727). The Saving Seniors from COVID-19 Costs Act will ensure Medicare beneficiaries can access COVID-19 care at no cost.

Older adults are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19,” said Rep. Schrier. “We know this disease can quickly become serious, and nobody should have to delay necessary care because they are worried about cost. This bill will make that a reality for Medicare beneficiaries.”

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Rep. Kim Schrier (D-Issaquah, 8th CD)

The Saving Seniors from COVID-19 Costs Act will direct $100 million to establish zero cost-sharing for COVID-19 treatment under Medicare Parts A and B. This will give our most vulnerable populations access to life-saving care as we fight against COVID-19

“Costly medical bills should never get in the way of much-needed care to combat COVID-19, especially for vulnerable populations like older Americans. Seniors are particularly susceptible to the coronavirus and we must provide the resources and care they need to stay healthy during this pandemic. The Saving Seniors from COVID-19 Costs Act will go a long way towards connecting Medicare beneficiaries with the COVID-19 treatment they deserve,” said Rep. McEachin.

The above is a press release from the office of Congresswoman Kim Schrier, M.D. (D-Issaquah, 8th CD).  The Auburn Examiner has not independently verified its contents and encourages our readers to personally verify any information they find may be overly biased or questionable. The publication of this press release does not indicate an endorsement of its contents. 

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