COVID Is Here To Stay. Let’s Stop Pretending Those ‘Free Tests’ Are Free.

After two years of panic and pandemic mighthem, scientists and legislators have reached an agreement that COVID-19 should be officially recognized. endemic. It’s good news that we can move forward with our lives. But it also signals the time when society must make changes. Let’s get rid of the free COVID test. 

Although free testing helped us to control the pandemic, it is now driving up health care costs and ruining families’ economic prospects. After all, free tests aren’t free—they’re funded by taxes and fast-rising insurance premiums.

Private insurers were protected by the COVID-19 emergencies passed by Congress. RequiredWith few exceptions, tests ordered by doctors will be covered. While PCR tests are not covered by insurance and cost more than $100, they can usually be paid for much less. Cameron Kaplan, California reportedFor his monthly tests, his insurance covered $1,140. My insurance cost more than $300 to cover a test last year. 

Compare this to the simple fact that half of Americans have spent more in 2019 Value less than $375Health care total. Just two PCR tests were done during the epidemic years and 50 percent of Americans now spend more per year on their health care.

The Department of Labor just last month RequiredEight at-home testing per month covered by private insurance. The new rules allow people who are privately insured to receive an additional $1,152 per calendar year. These tests may not require any out-of pocket costs. However, insurance must cover them. The average family insurance premiums will increase by a lot, so high insurance price increases are not likely. Reached $22,000 alreadyIn 2021.

Critics immediately pointed out that the mandate did not apply to seniors, and CMS implemented it a few months later. MandatoryMedicare beneficiaries are covered for testing

Although coverage mandates may have made sense in the early days of the pandemic it is no longer feasible and they can’t be afforded.

Health care professionals can provide the appropriate treatment by testing for endemic conditions such as pneumonia and strep. However, testing for COVID-19 has fundamentally different results. It was used to justify quarantining or contract tracing. Quarantine is unnecessary if COVID becomes an endemic disease and is not a threat to large numbers of people. Schools, employers and social institutions need to drop all testing requirements they may have.

COVID-19 is an endemic disease. This means that COVID-19 vaccines are not the panacea they were meant to be. It’s now common knowledge that COVID-19 vaccinations are not effective. Do Protective shieldPeople infected with the virus are vulnerable to severe illness and even death.They’re both not helpful when it comes transmission or infection. That was all!.

You are choosing to be vaccinated in order to safeguard your health, and to avoid a costly and potentially dangerous hospital stay. The vaccine is insurance and benefits are accrued to those who have been vaccinated. For those who consider vaccination worthwhile, it makes financial sense to purchase it.

Instead, the taxpayers are funding vaccines and tests. This has been an enormous boon for the health care sector. Since the inception of testing, laboratories have used contact tracing to increase their testing volumes and revenues. Close contacts were also tested after each positive test. Curative was a start-up in healthcare that debuted in January 2020. A total of $1 billion was madeIn its first year of COVID testing, vaccine distribution and payment to patients, the industry received a significant amount from both taxpayers and patient premiums. The testing industry’s financial situation only improved after rapid tests—which have a Rates high of false-positive results—became widespread. 

Pfizer was the next, and it went from The least trusted pharmaceutical companyA prestigious international brand has been established in this country. $7.8 Billon in revenue from its COVID vaccine last year in the U.S. alone—a meteoric rise funded entirely by taxpayers. The company You can expectThis year, COVID vaccines worldwide will bring in $54 billion. It’s more that its Revenue on all products2019

COVID should be a permanent condition. If so, it’s important to allow people to decide how to handle it. Let people pay for the vaccines or tests they want. It should be up to patients whether or not they want to spend the money—not to the government, which has the power to force the hands of insurance companies, making everyone pay in the end.