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BGOV Bill Summary: H.R. 6201, Coronavirus Aid Deal (1)

March 14, 2020, 5:53 AMUpdated: March 17, 2020, 7:07 PM

Individuals affected by the novel coronavirus could receive paid leave, food assistance and unemployment insurance would be expanded, and Medicaid funding to states would be increased under the version of H.R. 6201 sent to the Senate.

The measure would provide tax credits to employers to offset the costs of providing emergency paid leave. It also would require insurers, Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal health programs to fully cover testing and related services for the virus.

The measure would provide emergency funding for several nutrition programs, including the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), as well as ...