On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing how much it costs to get treated for COVID-19, especially for those of us who are underinsured or uninsured.
A TIME Magazine story found one uninsured woman’s testing and treatment cost her nearly $35,000. On March 18, Donald Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, making testing for coronavirus free to the public, but treatment is not covered. A new analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that the average cost of treatment for someone with insurance could be about $9,763 – and if there are complications, it could be about $20,292. How much will it cost for 27 million uninsured Americans?
Abby Abrams, staff writer for TIME Magazine covering health care policy and politics
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