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Free COVID tests and treatments no longer free for uninsured, as funding runs out

Dwindling federal COVID-19 funds are leading to significant consequences, such as the end of free testing for uninsured patients and impending shortages in monoclonal antibody treatments.

Healthcare providers, especially those serving low-income populations, are grappling with the loss of essential funding, which threatens their ability to provide care and maintain staffing levels. The reduction in funding for surveillance efforts raises concerns about detecting and responding to future outbreaks and variants effectively. The boom-and-bust cycle of health funding exacerbates the challenges of pandemic response and preparedness.

Clear communication and bipartisan cooperation are essential to address the ongoing and emerging challenges posed by the pandemic. Click here for article.


  • Federal COVID-19 funds are dwindling, leading to the end of free testing for uninsured patients and shortages in monoclonal antibody treatments.

  • Healthcare providers serving low-income populations are struggling to maintain essential services and staffing levels due to the loss of funding.

  • Reductions in funding for surveillance efforts raise concerns about detecting and responding to future outbreaks and variants effectively.

  • The boom-and-bust cycle of health funding undermines pandemic response and preparedness efforts.

  • Clear communication and bipartisan cooperation are crucial for addressing ongoing and emerging challenges posed by the pandemic.

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