To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to require group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage to cover COVID-19 testing without cost sharing.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Colorado's 1st congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Mar 10, 2020
Length: 3 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on March 10, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
What legislators are saying
“Rep. Shalala Legislation Forms Critical Piece of Congress Expanded COVID-19 Pandemic Response”
— Rep. Donna Shalala [D-FL27, 2019-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 14, 2020
Mar 10, 2020
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H.R. 6173 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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