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Anna Davis Abel’s insurance coverage firm pledged to cowl COVID-19 testing with out value sharing, however then left her to pay a giant invoice.
Davis Abel obtained assist due to a viral tweet — and from a reporter who reached out to and prodded her insurance coverage firm. But her story exposes gaps within the protections Congress put in place to make coronavirus testing extra inexpensive for shoppers with well being protection.
In Episode four, we inform that story, then dive into the beneficiant, transferring and sophisticated methods individuals responded to Davis Abel’s tweet. There is a cheerful ending, however even with all people doing their best possible, issues obtained uncomfortable ― even painful ― for Davis Abel alongside the best way.
Her story, which can be featured within the newest NPR-KHN “Bill of the Month” installment, will get to the center of coping with the price of well being care — particularly on the earth of COVID-19 and the web.
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