“The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the second relief package for the coronavirus pandemic, passed on March 18 with an overwhelming majority in the House and Senate.
“The act extends coronavirus coverage for free testing to Medicaid beneficiaries and group health insurance plans.
““Today, the Senate has joined the House to pass our Families First Coronavirus Response Act: strong, bipartisan legislation that protects the health, economic security and well-being of the American people while stimulating the economy,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement when the bill passed in the House.
“The Senate passed the bill without any changes. The provisions have implications for private and public payers as well as the uninsured, who are widely considered the most vulnerable population in the pandemic.”
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