Bloomberg Law
March 23, 2022, 9:00 AM

Covid Testing, Vaccinations for Uninsured at Risk as Funds End

Alex Ruoff
Alex Ruoff

Every phase of the Covid-19 pandemic has thrown Laura Owens a curveball. Now, as a result of congressional inaction, she isn’t sure how she’ll hit the latest one.

Owens is chief executive officer for Carolina Family Health Centers, a group of health centers that serve eastern North Carolina and the seasonal farm workers who migrate there starting each spring. Many of the workers are entering the area in need of Covid vaccine boosters and tests, but lack insurance coverage.

With a stalemate on Capitol Hill over approving more funds to deal with the pandemic, health centers such as the one ...

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