Why Some Covid-19 Tests Are Expensive

The problem with unregulated health care prices

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.”