April 3, 2020 / 4:21 PM / 2 months ago

U.S. expected to cover hospital costs of uninsured coronavirus patients: WSJ

FILE PHOTO: REACT EMS paramedics wearing protective load a potential coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient for transport in Shawnee, Oklahoma, U.S. April 2, 2020. REUTERS/Nick Oxford

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is expected to use coronavirus relief funds to pay hospitals that treat uninsured patients with the novel coronavirus as long as they do not bill them or issue unexpected charges, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

The plan could be released on Friday, the Journal said.

Reporting by Daphne Psaledakis and Lisa Lambert

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