WSJ: COVID Shots, Coverage to Shift From Govt to Individuals

The government will stop paying for COVID-19 vaccinations and treatments, shifting the burden to insurance companies and individuals, likely raising prices, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The Department of Health and Human Services has set a planning session on Aug. 30 with drugmakers, pharmacies, and state health departments to discuss the changes, the Journal reported on Thursday.

“We‘ve known at some point we’d need to move over into the commercial market, and we’re approaching that time now,” Dawn O’Connell, assistant secretary at HHS for preparedness and response, told the Journal. “We don’t want to do it by fiat.”

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