Medicare To Offer Free Test Kits From Pharmacies

The Washington Post reports:

The Biden administration announced Thursday that, starting in early spring, the 64 million people on Medicare will be able to get free coronavirus rapid tests from certain pharmacies.

The initiative responds to weeks of criticism from members of Congress and advocacy groups that Medicare, the vast federal insurance system for older and disabled Americans, was left out of an order President Biden issued last month that required private insurers to pay for at-home tests that have become a critical tool in managing the pandemic.

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