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    US: $54,000 for a Covid PCR and Antigen test

    It's OK though. They managed to beat them down to $16,000!


    A Texas man was charged $54,000 for the COVID-19 tests he took at an emergency room, a price tag thatís unfortunately legal, experts say. Travis Warner, a 36-year-old Dallas resident, was exposed to COVID-19 last year when an employee of his company tested positive for the virus, Kaiser Health News reported. Warner and his wife were unable to find testing availability near them, so they headed to a free-standing emergency room in Lewisville, north of Dallas. Warner took a PCR diagnostic test and a rapid antigen test at the SignatureCare Emergency Center in Lewisville, hoping to receive results quickly so he could return to work. He and his wife were caught off guard by the bill they received in the mail afterward ó Warner was charged $54,000 for the PCR and antigen tests, which included the ER facility fee. Taxes and additional costs drove the final bill up to $56,384, USA Today reported.


    https://www.star-telegram.com/news/coronavirus/article254656222.html#storylink=cpy

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    Costs about 12 quid here. The beloved leader is trying to bring that minimum down further, because all domestic travel now has to show a 2x 24hr PCR negative result because airlines can now load 100% of passengers if they sell the tickets.

    The rule and the cost reduction makes sense to me.

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    And If havnfun even mentions the money they are making off this machine I will be labeled an idiot and your thread will be bombarded with "TRUMPTARD" comments then into the doghouse.

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    ...and I thought the UK day 2 PCR test was a rip-off at £79.

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    Quote Originally Posted by havnfun View Post
    And If havnfun even mentions the money they are making off this machine I will be labeled an idiot and your thread will be bombarded with "TRUMPTARD" comments then into the doghouse.

    Do you mean the "US Health Care Scamming Machine"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Do you mean the "US Health Care Scamming Machine"?

    Yep, and when TRUMP was trying to put legislation for up front pricing, the government (both sides) blocked it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by havnfun View Post
    Yep, and when TRUMP was trying to put legislation for up front pricing, the government (both sides) blocked it.
    Me must have not been trying to hard
    He had a majority in both houses for two years.
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    trump did was blow hot air

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