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One Medical's Coronavirus Vaccine Practices Spark Congressional Investigation

The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis is investigating One Medical after NPR reported the boutique healthcare provider allowed ineligible patients to skip the COVID-19 vaccine line.
Rep. James Clyburn, D-SC, chairman of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, listens at a hearing on Oct. 2, 2020, in Washington, D.C. Source: Michael A. McCoy

The consequences are deepening for concierge health care provider One Medical following an NPR investigation that found the company administered COVID-19 vaccinations to those with connections to leadership, as well as ineligible patients.

The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis is launching its own investigation into the San Francisco-based company's practices, NPR has learned. The probe has plunged the publicly traded company, whose business model depends on patients paying a $199 annual fee for VIP health care services, into damage control mode.

"Despite being warned that the company's lax oversight of vaccine eligibility rules was allowing ineligible patients to jump the line, One Medical has reportedly failed to properly implement an effective protocol to verify eligibility and instructed staff not to police eligibility," wrote subcommittee chairman James Clyburn in a letter sent to One Medical late last night.

Clyburn cited multiple news reports, including NPR's investigation, to denounce

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