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Towlie

(5,324 posts)
Fri Jun 19, 2020, 11:57 AM Jun 2020

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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Why should anyone have to pay anything for a coronavirus test? That makes no sense! (Original Post) Towlie Jun 2020 OP
Yeah I had thought they were free soothsayer Jun 2020 #1
When I consider questions like this, old guy Jun 2020 #2
They are free at least in California Dream Girl Jun 2020 #3
Capitalism run amok. n/t theaocp Jun 2020 #4
Makes sense if you want to exclude the poor I_UndergroundPanther Jun 2020 #5

old guy

(3,283 posts)
2. When I consider questions like this,
Fri Jun 19, 2020, 12:10 PM
Jun 2020

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

I_UndergroundPanther

(12,463 posts)
5. Makes sense if you want to exclude the poor
Fri Jun 19, 2020, 01:48 PM
Jun 2020

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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