Health insurance during Coronavirus

Health insurance and COVID19

Health insurance has been on everyone’s mind in the last few weeks. With the number of COVID-19 cases increasing daily and a limited amount of tests, people are worried. There are 44 million Americans without health insurance and another 38 million with inadequate coverage. The COVID-19 test can cost anywhere from $900 to $3,000. This only covers the test, this does not include the cost of being treated if you test positive for the virus. Some states have started covering the cost of the test for uninsured patients with taxpayer dollars. Texas has the highest number of citizens without health insurance. Texas has over 5 million people without health insurance, which is 17.7 percent of Texans. Texas has 19,900 percent more uninsured people than Vermont, the state with the least amount of uninsured residents.