Hannah Norman - Kaiser Health News
Germans pay less than $1 per test. Brits get them free. Why do Americans pay so much more? Because companies can still demand it.
Because there are no caps on cost, consumers and insurers often get billed hundreds of dollars for the most reliable PCR test. Prices are rising and they can’t fight back.
The market is risky for over-the-counter COVID tests. Demand has plunged dramatically since the height of the winter surge and may not rebound as more people are vaccinated.