This is another federal program that goes way over the reasonable line, and very little to solve the problem of the virus or its effects.
How about just pass a bill that covers all patients that are presenting symptoms and have come to their doctor or in an emergency case the emergency room to pay for their test free of charge at government expense.
Pay for R/D to provide a vaccine and for therapeutic drug treatments.
Have the makers of protective equipment such as gloves and mask beef up production by offering tax encouragement.
Paid via unemployment insurance 3/4 of the normal wage for up to 14 days quarantine ordered by a doctor. For companies that send their employees home on their own without an employee that was exposed the pay will be the responsibility of the company for 1/4 of the normal pay and the unemployment benefits will pay 1/4 of the normal pay.
If the employee is working for the company from home, after being sent home by the company there will be no benefits from the federal government.
If a school is closed sending the children home, 1/2 of the child care cost can be paid by the federal government with a receipt showing the cost. Baby sitter fees will not exceed normal babysitting fees for the area
Hospitalized patients with confirmation of the disease will be paid by the insurance company with no deductible.
Medicine will also be paid by the insurance company without a deductible
School kids sent home under quarantine will be fed by either the parents if kept home or by a babysitter company that is watching the kids
All this other PORK in this bill should be scrapped