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COVID tests and treatments will cost more when public health emergency ends

Posted On: Feb. 1, 2023 10:11 AM CST

Some Americans will be required to start paying for coronavirus tests and treatments when the federal government's COVID-19 public health emergency declarations expire this spring, Axios reports. The White House announced Jan 30 that after three years, it will end the COVID-19 public health emergency and national health emergency designations on May 11, bringing about policy changes, new health care costs and existential questions about the nation's pandemic response.