Biden announces health insurers must cover 100% of cost of home COVID tests
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President Biden is expected to announce that health insurers must cover 100% of the cost of COVID-19 home testing as part of his winter plan to fight the pandemic.
“The president will announce that his health insurance must cover 100% of the cost of home tests purchased by their members,” a senior administration official said of the president’s planned announcement.
The move will come as part of Biden’s winter plan to fight COVID-19 as fears grow about the spread of the Omicron variant, with the United States recording its first case of the new strain on Wednesday.
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Other measures the president plans to announce on Thursday include increased access to vaccine booster shots, launching more family vaccination clinics to get more children immunized, distributing 50 million free tests nationwide and the requirement for all international travelers to test negative. day being the departure.
“We will continue to act aggressively, we will continue to follow the science, we will continue to prepare for all scenarios and work day and night to protect the American people, keep our schools open, keep our economy growing, and put this right. pandemic behind us, “said a senior administration official.
Biden will also call on companies to voluntarily implement a vaccine mandate as part of his announcement.
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“What we are doing is what we have been doing from the start, which is to ask companies to go ahead and do what it takes to protect our workers, protect our community and put in place some sort of requirement or vaccination test. Workplace requirements, “said a senior administration official.” We know they work and we think it’s in. in the best interest of public health. “
Some of the more controversial proposals the White House has reportedly considered are being left out, including a requirement that all travelers self-quarantine for seven days after arriving in the country even if they receive a negative test, a rule that would also have applied to US citizens. Failure to comply with the rule would have resulted in fines and penalties.
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