Dem rep. gets Trump’s CDC to commit to REAL pandemic response

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Rep. Katie Porter gets Trump official to promise free coronavirus tests

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the country, one of the underlying problems that has emerged in the federal government’s bungled response has been the potential costs associated with seeking COVID-19 testing. As Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) explained during a House oversight committee hearing on Thursday, an uninsured person who goes to an emergency room for testing could face bills adding up to well over $1,000. If that person needs to be put in isolation, the cost could be far more. “Fear of these costs are going to keep people from being tested, from getting the care they need, and from keeping their community safe,” she said.

But, as Porter discovered, there’s a little-known federal regulation that gives the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director the power to… [more]


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