Bloomberg Law
Feb. 1, 2023, 4:44 PMUpdated: Feb. 2, 2023, 7:24 PM

Free Covid Tests for Medicare Beneficiaries to End in May (2)

Jeannie Baumann
Jeannie Baumann

A new coalition wants US seniors to maintain their access to free Covid-19 tests through Medicare—even after the public health emergency ends in May.

The Testing at Home Coalition’s proposal already has the backing of Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce health subcommittee, and it’s seeking clarity from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Under a policy announced last April, Medicare beneficiaries can receive up to eight free at-home Covid-tests per month for the duration of the public health emergency.

“The administration should continue the policy. I think it’s a smart ...

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