Biden’s Plan To Make At-Home COVID-19 Tests More Expensive and Harder To Find

Source: Reason
by Elizabeth Nolan Brown

“Seriously? With a new plan for at-home COVID-19 testing, the U.S. continues to embrace the most convoluted and costly approach to health care. On Monday, the Biden administration announced that health insurance plans must cover at least eight at-home tests per member per month. In some countries, COVID-19 test approval has been swift and many companies have been allowed to make tests, spurring robust competition and driving down prices while ensuring there are plenty of tests to go around. Other countries have made free tests available directly from government sources — a plan not exactly desirable from a fiscal or free market standpoint, but at least theoretically capable of making sure people actually have access to tests. In contrast, the U.S. has chosen the worst of all worlds, in effect making COVID-19 tests both limited and expensive.” (01/11/221)

https://reason.com/2022/01/11/bidens-plan-to-make-at-home-covid-19-tests-more-expensive-and-harder-to-find/