While the novel virus COVID-19 (aka coronavirus) continues to spread across the globe, credible health organizations still say containment is possible. However, there are a few things making containment within the U.S. less likely. The biggest of which is that people are expected to pay out of pocket for testing, treatment, and quarantine. But it doesn't have to be this way, and New York and California have proved it!
Sign on to demand every other state follows New York and California's lead and make testing and treatment free to help stop the spread of the disease!
The current estimated death rate of the virus is 3.4%, which would translate to millions of people in the U.S. if the virus continues to spread. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has just changed the standards for coronavirus testing to anyone who has a doctor's order. But due to the cost of such testing - one Miami man was charged over $3000, and that was with insurance - many people will not get tested and instead continue to spread the disease.
The solution? Governors can prohibit insurance companies from charging people for testing and care of coronavirus. We, collectively, can afford to do this.
If this country has any hope of curbing the sickness and death this virus is causing around the world, we have to demand free treatment for all! As a society, we are only as safe as the least safe among us. Let's stand together and demand our lawmakers protect us in every way possible, starting with making all testing and treatment of coronavirus free!
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