We can all thank House Representative Katie Porter for her persistence, excellent question asking, and busting out a whiteboard to do the math and prove that free coronavirus testing for those who need it should happen and can happen.
I did the math: a full battery of coronavirus testing costs at minimum $1,331.— Rep. Katie Porter (@RepKatiePorter) March 12, 2020
I also did the legal research: the Administration has the authority to make testing free for every American TODAY.
I secured a commitment from a high-level Trump official that they’d actually do it. pic.twitter.com/RmolCtmNbG
I want to be clear. Medical professionals are advising that unless you have serious symptoms, avoid going to the hospital/doc’s office. Stay home. We don’t currently have the capacity to test healthy people, and going to the hospital puts people at risk. https://t.co/EdBqjlRLMT— Rep. Katie Porter (@RepKatiePorter) March 12, 2020