You Won’t Have to Pay for a COVID-19 Vaccine, At Least in the Beginning
Written by Julia Ries on December 10, 2020 — Fact checked by Dana K. Cassell
The vaccine will be covered for people with private insurance, according to guidelines released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
“Health insurers whose plans are subjected to the coverage of preventive services without cost-sharing requirement under the Public Health Service Act are not allowed to bill patients for the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine,” said Anh Nguyen, PhD, a health economics expert and assistant professor of economics at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business.
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