in the vicinityVideoVP Pence: health care CEO’s agree to cover COVID-19 treatment, to waive copays
President Trump, and VP-Pence-meeting with health insurance CEO ‘ s on the cost of the coronavirus-Tests and treatment
The White house announced on Tuesday that the insurance company have agreed to the company, waive all copays on coronavirus-Tests and treatment, in the midst of the threat of the virus riling the nation.
Vice President Pence, made from the White house on Tuesday was the announcement during a meeting with executives of the health insurance companies.
“I am pleased to report, as you, Mr. President, wished that you have agreed to all of the insurance companies here — either today or prior to today,, waive all copays on the coronavirus test, and expand coverage for coronavirus treatment in all of its benefit plans),” Pence said.
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The White house also announced, to treat that as part of the deal with the insurance executives, big health insurance companies agreed also to cover the telemedicine services, which enable patients without having to travel to a hospital or doctor’s office.
“One of the things that I think, most importantly, from the very first day, as an industry and as a society in Anthem, we have to take care of us very focused on ensuring access to, and to not have that the cost is a Problem for the people, the test, according to done,” anthem President and CEO Gail Bourdreaux, the White house said on Tuesday. “So, we are pleased that we are able to continue to expand this access.”
She added: “As the President said, I think it is very important for all of our customers, our members and the American people have this, so we are very supportive of the efforts underway.”
The announcement came after the Medicare-and Medicaid-related changes coronavirus coverage for the recipient.
The Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Seema Varna, also announced on Tuesday that after the “great meeting” with health insurance, the management, the administration was removed “prior approval” requirements for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and “dispense prescription-refill-expand limits, and more access.”
Varna, called the meeting a “true example of a public-private partnership,” and said that the insurance to ensure company is that it is “testing is not a surprise billings” and the “cover the costs” in connection with COVID-19.
Tuesday’s meeting came after several in the last few days between the President and the Vice-President to lead the trump appointed, the coronavirus, or COVID-19, task force and executives from the pharmaceutical industry, airlines, nursing homes and commercial laboratories.
Pence and health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar also said on Tuesday that more than 1.1 million coronavirus-tests were scattered across the nation and each state has the ability to. Pence and Azar said that it will be more than paid 4 million additional coronavirus-tests at the end of the week.
Meanwhile, the President on Tuesday met with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill and warned that Americans should be careful, however, that the situation is handled and eventually solved.
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“We are ready and we are doing a great job, and it will go away,” Trump said. “Everyone has to be vigilant and be careful but it must be quiet.”
Trump is also the idea to do temporarily floated away with the payroll tax, in order for the US economy a boost as it struggles under apprehensions of the Corona-Virus outbreak.
Trump has also been proposed that the reduction in the payroll tax for employers and employees by 14.4 percent to zero, the US economy a boost as it struggles under apprehensions of the Corona-Virus outbreak. The President the idea for a food floated with Republican senators, where the economic response to the coronavirus was the main subject of conversation.
In addition, sources told Fox News that Trump would eventually make the payroll tax cut permanent and the financing of Social security, Medicare and unemployment insurance from General revenue.
Meanwhile, Democrats on a package of aid, preparing includes the unemployment insurance and the continued payment of wages in case of illness, the fight for working families, to pay cheques to come, such as the outbreak of work places, and the stock market fell on Monday. A vote could be up this week or push in mid-March.
As of Tuesday afternoon, more than 700 people in 36 States, including Washington, DC, tested positive for the Corona Virus in the United States
Fox News’ Andrew O’reilly, John Roberts, and Ronn Blitzer contributed to this report.