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New York Times reporter Sarah Kliff has been asking readers to send in their COVID-testing bills. She’s now seen hundreds of them, and she runs down for us the most common ways things can go sideways, and how to avoid them.
First off, she says: “I don’t want people to think, ‘Holy crap, I should just not get tested for coronavirus, because it’s going to cost me a ton of money.’ You absolutely should. And the odds are that you will not get a surprise bill, and it will cost zero dollars. Like 98 percent are not going to come with a surprise bill. But some do… When it’s 2 percent, and a million tests are being done a day, that’s still a lot of people getting bills they didn’t expect.”
Here’s a quick rundown of her top tips:
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