Congress Stated COVID-19 Tests Ought To Be Free But Who s Having to pay

 

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Most are, he said, though sometimes only bills for the COVID-19 test itself and not for the doctor’s visit or the test to rule out the flu. “Many of them have opted to cover on a first-dollar. In late March, Congress passed two laws, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the CARES Act, that essentially stated that not only does testing have to be covered. In late March, Congress passed two laws, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the CARES Act, that essentially stated that not only does testing have to be covered.

COVID-19 testing was supposed to be free to everyone. Congress prohibited copays and deductibles. But hospitals are finding that many self-funded. Your Health Congress Said COVID-19 Tests Should Be Free — But Who’s Paying?

Congress passed a law to make novel coronavirus testing free to people, but some people who get health insurance from their employer may be facing costs since they are self-insured health plans. In a letter sent this week to three members of President Trump’s cabinet, five congressional Democrats say the administration wrongly claimed “COVID-19 testing for surveillance or. What gives: Congress has taken action to make COVID-19 testing more affordable for consumers with health insurance. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires.

COVID-19 tests are free, but here’s where you may have to pay For those hospitalized for COVID-19, the focus is getting out healthy and alive. But once discharged there is the potential for huge. Congress required health plans to fully cover COVID-19 testing, but insurance companies are starting to argue they should only have to pay if patients show symptoms or tests.

People like Starkes should be able to take advantage of these provisions to get a free COVID-19 test, but there’s still the chance that she could.

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Could the government require that all seniors, veterans, or doctors pay for that service even if they object?

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by Erwin Chemerinsky
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Congress conceived CLIA ’88 to protect consumers against shoddy and poor­quality laboratory testing, particularly in physician office laboratories and “pap mills” in which cytotechnologists were paid “by the slide.”

“Clinical Laboratory Management” by Lynne S. Garcia
from Clinical Laboratory Management
by Lynne S. Garcia
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“Why pay $40 when you can get anonymous testing for free?” asked Whitman-Walker’s Marion Brown (U.S. Public Health Service, 44th Meeting 222).

“Rhetorical Bodies” by Jack Selzer, Sharon Crowley
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He meant they would be more likely to pay for the tests, too.

“Time Out of Joint” by Thomas Sebastian Fiske
from Time Out of Joint
by Thomas Sebastian Fiske
PageFree Publishing, Incorporated, 2004

Since the taxpayers have paid for the material once, it should not become necessary for them to pay for it the second time.

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We’ll give them ten percent of every test we get paid for.

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from Introduction to Health Care Management
by Sharon B. Buchbinder, Nancy H. Shanks, Bobbie J Kite
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2019

But Medicare won’t pay for these expensive tests more than once.”

“The Biggest Joke Book Ever” by Jack Jacoby
from The Biggest Joke Book Ever
by Jack Jacoby
Trafford Publishing, 2008

So what if you’re charging me too much for the tests or the surgery—I’m not paying for it.”31

“One Nation, Uninsured: Why the U.S. Has No National Health Insurance” by Jill Quadagno
from One Nation, Uninsured: Why the U.S. Has No National Health Insurance
by Jill Quadagno
Oxford University Press, 2006

There is, indeed, “no such thing as a free lunch,” but the question of who pays is a social choice that we need to reconsider.

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from Free for All: Fixing School Food in America
by Janet Poppendieck
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But other programs do not provide these expensive tests, and people must either pay for them or, more commonly, do without (Meinert et al. 2009).

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  • I live in India and I literally got myself tested for free at a government centre. We are not as rich as the US and nor are our facilities that developed but at least I can get a COVID 19 test for free.

  • As sensitive as PCR? Kary Mullis, who received a Nobel for creating the PCR test, said that it was not very accutate, prone to false positives, not quantitative at all, and was intended for use in research lab settings, not for diagnosing disease in people. A test might be helpful if it only detects large amounts of viral DNA. Small amounts are common. Even then, with trillions of viruses in people, magnifying one twist of DNA tens of millions of times is why he expected false positives. I think testing and hiding is useless. We should concentrate on our immune systems.

  • Trump should slap chinese goods and services. world should stop and avoid go to China because they are hide something Chinese will not going to tell real death rate because they fears about their reputation.make Vegetarian eat Vegetarian.

  • and just like his taxes. we won’t see the results… if he didn’t have it hr would have been moved like the queen. something isn’t right

  • China is developing biochemical warfare weapon in China Wuhan P4 lab. China also wrongfully accused this Wuhan/Chinese coronavirus was spread by USA military. China wants to attack countries of the world with this Wuhan/Chinese coronavirus and China diplomats accused USA for spreading this Chinese coronavirus. President Trump has the rights to defense USA and correctly states this Wuhan coronavirus was originated from China Wuhan. There is no racial discrimination against China. Only China used this Chinese coronavirus randomly attacked people in the world without choice just like the China police attacked the Hong Kong people in all the Hong Kong police brutality. All infected countries should file damages to the United Nations Crime Court against China for their damages.

  • People in South America; as well as in other southern hemisphere countries; need these tests ASAP due to the climb in winter cases!

  • Trump’s PROBABLY positive. But the doctor knew he might get fired if he he told him that. So he probably chose to roll the dice and lie to Trump.

  • The more we learn about this pandemic the more it sounds like more a political challenge than a medical/science problem. We have a cheap and effective test. We also have cheap and effective treatments. But we are not allowed to use either.

  • For what? Spread even more panic???
    What we need is to test sick people and treat them with good treatments, protect the vulnerable with vitamine D, Zinc, sun light, fresh air and good medical attention, turn off the tv and move on with our lives..

  • trumpy & his lot really are stupid. They keep huddling together even though some have been exposed to Covid-19 aready. trump & Pence have been exposed to the virus already, and repeatedly anyway. Macho? Their god will keep them safe? Or, in trump’s case, he thinks he’s god?
    Wanna bet there’ll be more Repub pols than Dems getting sick.
    Dumb. What can we say? They just be dum.

  • I love how he said this was a hoax but he might have it lmao and how he said Obama was being unreal because he was trying to give out free healthcare but trump is okay with giving people money depending on their income I-

  • There comes a time
    When we heed a certain call
    When the world must come together as one
    There are people dying
    Oh, and it’s time to lend a hand to life
    The greatest gift of all

    We can’t go on
    Pretending day-by-day
    That someone, somewhere soon make a change
    We’re all a part of God’s great big family
    And the truth, you know, love is all we need

    We are the world
    We are the children
    We are the ones who make a brighter day, so let’s start giving
    There’s a choice we’re making
    We’re saving our own lives
    It’s true we’ll make a better day, just you and me

    Oh, send them your heart
    So they know that someone cares
    And their lives will be stronger and free
    As God has shown us by turning stones to bread
    And so we all must lend a helping hand

    We are the world
    We are the children
    We are the ones who make a brighter day, so let’s start giving
    Oh, there’s a choice we’re making
    We’re saving our own lives
    It’s true we’ll make a better day, just you and me

    When you’re down and out, there seems no hope at all
    But if you just believe there’s no way we can fall
    Well, well, well, well let us realize
    Oh, that a change can only come
    When we stand together as one, yeah, yeah, yeah

    We are the world
    We are the children
    We are the ones who make a brighter day, so let’s start giving
    There’s a choice we’re making
    We’re saving our own lives
    It’s true we’ll make a better day, just you and me

  • We still need PCR. But it would be immensely helpful if in affected communities people could use cheap and easy daily tests to effectively isolate the contagious people and stop the disease. Also any restrictions could be way more targeted if we had enough testing capacity. And those restrictions could last much shorter times and still be effective.

  • Freee kro test pura govt. Paid kre private hospitals ko aise garib insaan kaha jayenge aur denik vetan bhogi aur labours ka to vaise hi kaat khatam ho gya lockdown se aur wo test ka itna charge kaha se layenge