A brief clarification: the US government is reimbursing providers for the cost of Covid-related testing and treatment for uninsured patients. They've also provided a supplement to Medicare payments for Covid-related testing and treatment. The official government websites:The covid statistics are relatively unreliable everywhere. In the US, the numbers tend to be a bit inflated because the federal government reimburses hospitals for treatment of covid patients, so someone who dies of something else (i.e. a car accident or cancer) is counted as a covid death if they test positive for the virus, even if asymptomatic. Most "covid deaths" here are actually the result of the virus, but hospitals are incentivized to label any patients as such.
COVID-19 Claims Reimbursement to Health Care Providers and Facilities for Testing, Treatment, and Vaccine Administration for the Uninsured
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number (CFDA): 93.461
Information for insured and uninsured patients about balance billing for COVID-19 testing and/or coronavirus-related treatment.
The claim that hospitals are inflating Covid statistics for profit has been repeatedly debunked:
President Donald Trump made the baseless claim at a campaign rally that COVID-19 deaths have been inflated by hospitals seeking to profit. Multiple experts have said such claims were unfounded.
President Trump and other conspiracy fantasists touted the fake claim that COVID death counts are exaggerated. But three kinds of evidence point to more than 350,000 deaths*
Accusations provoke outrage; but president has his believers too
And there are many more reputable factchecking sites and news organizations that have likewise investigated and rejected this claim.