Proposed Bill to Compel Unvaccinated People to Pay for Treatment After Contracting COVID
If a proposed bill passes in Illinois, you might pay more for treatment if you are not protected against COVID-19 and when you contract it.
Representative Jonathan Carroll, a Democrat from Illinois, organized this proposed bill on Monday.
Those who are eligible for and do not receive COVID-19 vaccines will be required to pay out-of-pocket for health care expenses if they contract the disease. That includes hospital bills as well.
Carroll describes the bill as a “starting point,” still since it is likely to face legal challenges and conflict with the Affordable Care Act’s pre-existing condition protections.
Corvid-19 is a novel coronavirus that causes the severe acute respiratory syndrome.
A cluster of acute respiratory illness cases originating from Wuhan led to an anti-pandemic-related lockdown in many countries.
Nature has a number of coronaviruses that share the same structural features of the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus particle.
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Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the identification of another variant of SARS-CoV-2, B.1.1.529.
Samples from Botswana and South Africa were found to carry this new variant on November 11, 2021, and November 14, 2021, respectively.
WHO designated B.1.1.529 Omicron a Variant of Concern (VOC) on November 26, 2021.
A case of Omicron in the U.S. was confirmed on December 1, 2021, after the United States specified Omicron as a Variant of Concern on November 30, 2021.