Why Some Covid-19 Tests Are Expensive

The problem with unregulated health care prices

Why are some Covid-19 tests so costly? In The New York Times, reporter Sarah Kliff writes about the wide variation in the price of coronavirus tests that some laboratories are charging. She writes:

“How can a simple coronavirus test cost $100 in one lab and 2,200 percent more in another? It comes back to a fundamental fact about the American health care system: The government does not regulate health care prices.”

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