How to save yourself a lot of money when it comes to COVID-19 coverage
The federal government is set to spend nearly $20 billion this year to cover costs for people who have been exposed to the deadly coronavirus, the White House announced Friday.
The money will cover the costs of air travel, healthcare and prescriptions for people with respiratory illnesses.
It is expected to be used to cover COVID vaccine costs, as well as pay for people to receive treatment at public hospitals.
The plan is part of a push to get Americans to pay for COVID vaccines before they get a chance to catch the virus, as Congress is considering a package of emergency spending bills.
In addition, the administration is proposing to give a tax credit of up to $1,000 for people in high-cost regions who buy COVID shots.
It would also provide tax credits to help cover the cost of COVID treatment for people living in high poverty areas, as it did last year.
The move is a way to help lower costs, but it is not enough.
The administration is also calling for $50 million to help people who are experiencing flu-like symptoms or who have other medical conditions that require expensive medical care.
That could include people who can’t pay for care and who have no insurance.
The White House said the plan is also part of an effort to reduce costs for hospitals that treat people with COVID infections.
The federal government has spent more than $30 billion so far in COVID relief, and nearly $16 billion has been spent to help states and territories recover from the virus.
More than 5.5 million people have been treated for COIDS, and at least 17,000 people have died from the infection.