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Save your receipts! Biden’s plan for free and easy over-the-counter COVID-19 tests may not be quite so simple

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Save your receipts! Biden’s plan for free and easy over-the-counter COVID-19 tests may not be quite so simple

President Joe Biden wants to make at-home COVID-19 testing kits widely available — and free — this winter as the omicron variant emerges in a re-opening economy. “The bottom line: This winter, you will be able to test for free in the comfort of your home and have some peace of mind,” Biden said Thursday, unveiling a plan that also includes tighter testing timelines for international travelers entering the country. Health-insurance companies will cover the costs of the at-home tests for people on their plans, the president said.