Sign the petition: The federal government must cover all coronavirus healthcare costs
As the coronavirus continues to spread in the United States, people exhibiting symptoms and people who were exposed to the virus are being placed under mandatory isolation and quarantine.
This requirement is meant to protect public health, but it’s having a major detrimental effect. The U.S. government isn’t picking up the tab, leaving uninsured and underinsured patients with massive medical bills.
Being charged thousands of dollars for a government-mandated quarantine doesn’t just leave people strapped with medical debt—it can also discourage people without insurance or people with high deductibles from seeking needed medical care.
The federal government has a moral and public health imperative to cover all healthcare costs relating to coronavirus.