US makes at-home Covid-19 tests free to all Americans | The Optimist Daily
Today’s Solutions: July 16, 2024

With the rise of a potentially-concerning new Covid-19 variant, omicron, and colder months ahead, the US is ramping up health measures to prevent another surge in cases this winter. The White House has recently announced that it will make all at-home rapid tests free.

Under the new rules, privately-insured Americans will be able to submit at-home test costs for reimbursement and to reach uninsured individuals, the administration will send 50 million free at-home tests to 20,000 sites around the country.

The administration will also work to improve the supply of at-home tests, which are sold out in many regions. Further guidelines are expected to be released on January 15 detailing the frequency with which individuals can submit tests for reimbursement.

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