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Sunday, September 26, 2021

This Lab Charges $380 for a Covid Test. Is That What Congress Had in Mind?

At the drugstore, a rapid Covid test usually costs less than $20.

Across the country, over a dozen testing sites owned by the start-up company GS Labs regularly bill $380.

There’s a reason they can. When Congress tried to ensure that Americans wouldn’t have to pay for coronavirus testing, it required insurers to pay certain laboratories whatever “cash price” they listed online for the tests, with no limit on what that might be ...

Read more at New York Times - 10 min. read

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