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Fri Jun 19, 2020, 11:57 AM

Why should anyone have to pay anything for a coronavirus test? That makes no sense!

There's dispute over when medical insurance should pay for a coronavirus test.

Why should anyone have to pay anything for a coronavirus test? Why should their medical insurance have to pay for it?

The test does nothing for the person receiving it. If that person is infected then they'll get sick and need medical care, but there's really nothing that can be done in advance for those who test positive aside from measures meant to protect others from becoming infected, such as isolation.

It's society as a whole that benefits from testing. The results determine when isolation of infected persons is needed and they help determine when area lock-downs and other measures should be enacted in an attempt to contain the spread, so why should the only person who receives no personal benefit from the test be the one responsible for paying for it? That makes no sense.


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Reply Why should anyone have to pay anything for a coronavirus test? That makes no sense! (Original post)
Towlie Jun 2020 OP
soothsayer Jun 2020 #1
old guy Jun 2020 #2
Dream Girl Jun 2020 #3
theaocp Jun 2020 #4
I_UndergroundPanther Jun 2020 #5

Response to Towlie (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 12:03 PM

1. Yeah I had thought they were free

Stupid not to be.

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 12:10 PM

2. When I consider questions like this,

I always come down to the same conclusion: This is, after all, Trumpworld.

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 12:44 PM

3. They are free at least in California

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 01:02 PM

4. Capitalism run amok. n/t

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 01:48 PM

5. Makes sense if you want to exclude the poor

and homeless from being tested and possibly facilitate their deaths.

Republicans despise poor people, the lower classes and the working poor.

I know they want us dead.

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