CINCINNATI — Tri-State health care system TriHealth will not ask for copays from government employees until the end of the government shutdown, a TriHealth spokesperson announced Friday.
"We don’t want people delaying care that they may need," the spokesperson said in a news release.
Patients impacted by the shutdown will not receive a bill until the shutdown ends as well. Patients who visit a TriHealth facility need to inform the front desk that they are a government employee at the time of their visit. TriHealth will resume billing patients once the federal shutdown ends, according to the news release.
"We understand this shutdown has had a tremendous financial effect in our community," the spokesperson said.
Many government employees are working without a paycheck due to the partial government shutdown. The shutdown is in its fourth week.
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