Who Pays for Covid-19 Medical Care? That Depends on How (or if) You Are Insured – The Wall Street Journal

Across America, expenses for Covid-19 treatment are coming due, and some clients are paying large out-of-pocket charges despite a federal safeguard set up to assist them prevent such financial surprises.

Early in the coronavirus pandemic, Congress formed an emergency situation system to ensure complimentary screening for the virus and to help uninsured Americans avoid big hospital bills for Covid-19 treatment. At the same time, most big insurance provider waived cost-sharing contracts for Covid-19 patients, limiting out-of-pocket costs for holders …