Insurers will be required to cover at-home COVID tests beginning Saturday
The administration hopes that by easing a barrier to more regular at-home testing, it can help slow the spread of the virus.
By Alan Goforth and Emily Payne|January 11, 2022 at 10:00 AM
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Private health insurers must cover up to eight at-home COVID-19 tests each month beginning on Jan. 15, the Biden administration announced.
“This is all part of our overall strategy to ramp up access to easy-to-use, at-home tests at no cost,” Xavier Becerra, Secretary of Health and Human Service, said, according to ABC News. “By requiring private health plans to cover people’s at-home tests, we are further expanding Americans’ ability to get tests for free when they need them.”
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