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Archive for January, 2022

Biden Administration Starts Taking Orders for Free Covid-19 Tests

Website opens in pilot phase a day ahead of its planned debut The tests are likely to start to ship in late January, the U.S. Postal Service says. By Brianna Abbott Follow Updated Jan. 18, 2022 4:58 pm ET The Biden administration began taking orders for free Covid-19 tests on Tuesday, a day ahead of the planned launch of its website for ordering and distributing rapid Covid-19 tests to Americans. The website is operating at limited capacity ahead of the official launch, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said. She called it a standard practice to address troubleshooting and ensure… Read More

Biden-Harris Administration Requires Insurance Companies and Group Health Plans to Cover the Cost of At-Home COVID-19 Tests, Increasing Access to Free Tests

January 10, 2022   CMS NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: CMS Media Relations CMS Media Inquiries   As part of its ongoing efforts across many channels to expand Americans’ access to free testing, the Biden-Harris Administration is requiring insurance companies and group health plans to cover the cost of over-the-counter, at-home COVID-19 tests, so people with private health coverage can get them for free starting January 15th. The new coverage requirement means that most consumers with private health coverage can go online or to a pharmacy or store, buy a test, and either get it paid for up front by… Read More