Forcing health insurers to cover at-home tests is just plain foolish.
Sorry, but I don’t see how this, from Janine Weisman, isn’t a display of the need for greater education in economics:
Good to know: Starting tomorrow, health insurers must pay for your at-home #COVID-19 home test kits. All
@BCBSRI plans except Medicare fully cover the home test kits without a prescription, and each person on the plan is covered for up to 8 home test kits every 30 days.
Consider that it’s impossible to find the tests right now, even with people having to pay for them. Making them essentially free will only make that problem worse. The key is to reduce the government-mandated value of testing and to allow pricing mechanisms to limit their use to people who actually need them for one reason or another.
Honestly, I do not understand why this is so difficult for folks to understand.