U.S. Government Ends the COVID Public Health Emergency

On April 10, 2023, President Joe Biden signed a House bill to immediately end the Covid-19 national emergency. Initially, the White House wanted to extend the Covid-19 national emergency until May 11. Some claim that this abrupt end to the emergency declarations would create “wide-ranging chaos and uncertainty throughout the health care system.”

What does this mean for U.S. citizens? The availability, cost, and access of Covid-19 vaccines will stay the same because they are determined by the supply of federally purchased vaccines, not by the public health emergency. At-home Covid tests may become more expensive for people with insurance. 

From ‘KFF.org,’ “The Biden administration has announced that it has no further funding for vaccines, tests, or treatments, and that Congress would need to make funding more available.” Many United States citizens agree that this decision will end up being problematic due to the fact that the Trumpera Title 42 border policy is set to end in May.