Americans To Pay For Covid-19 Vaccines, Treatments
Americans will have to start paying for COVID-19 vaccines and treatments as soon as January 2023.
Vaccines for the global pandemic would no longer be free also for the citizens, says Washington press.
According to the report, the United States (U.S) congress is beginning to lack funds.
Earlier this month, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that commercial sales of COVID-19 vaccines, previously distributed by the U.S. government and offered at no cost.
This would begin in early 2023, leaving Americans to obtain vaccines through insurers or pay by themselves, the report said.
Once federal purchases end, the roughly eight percent of the U.S. population that has no health insurance would be worst hit, it said.
The report said that even those with health insurance would have to fund some of the cost out of pocket, which was a problem as the cost of living is soaring in the United States.
It added that it was very likely that fewer eligible people would be driven to take their fourth shot.