Hospitals and doctors will no longer be reimbursed. The White House has asked Congress for $22.5 billion for its ongoing COVID efforts.
We have a slow regulatory process, fragmented providers and a focus on treating disease over preventing it.
Starting in January, people will be able to sign up to get free rapid COVID tests mailed to them at home.
Insured Americans who purchase over-the-counter tests can get reimbursed. Universal free testing would be a lot less onerous on the consumer.
Nationally, there is no requirement to do so.