Monday, January 17, 2022

Democrats want to give free COVID-19 home tests to everyone

As the number of coronavirus cases in the United States rises again, Democrats want to provide people with free rapid COVID-19 tests for regular testing.

On Wednesday, House Democrats presented Free home tests for everyone A law that would require the Federal Department of Health and Human Services to purchase fast enough home tests to give two tests a week for free for a year to anyone living in the United States.

The bill, presented by Representatives Don Beyer (Virginia), Dina Titus (Nevada), Joe Morell (New York) and Kaialiyah Kahele (Hawaii), requires tests to be available in pharmacies, schools, and online or by phone. …

“Like our society is adapting to the Covid threat, the main challenge the country continues to face is the need for additional testing, ”Beyer said in the news. release… “We all want to get back to normal, and we need more affordable and affordable home testing to help us do that.”

Legislators have applauded President Joe Biden’s administration’s recent measures to increase the availability of free tests at public clinics, and requiring private insurers to cover the cost of home tests… But the latter does not benefit the millions of people in the US who do not have private health insurance.

Earlier Wednesday, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Resubmitted legislation that would allow the government send three N95 respirator masks everyone in the country.

USA saw steep climb in cases of COVID-19 in recent weeks, as the highly contagious variant of omicron spread. Hospitalization and mortality remain low among people who are fully vaccinated and revaccinated.

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