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The White House said the cost would not be a barrier for any American to get a coronavirus test.

A White House briefing statement and a press release by California Congresswoman Linda Sanchez supports the claim.

A White House briefing statement and a press release by California Congresswoman Linda Sanchez supports the claim.As per the White House briefing statement, U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence met with the insurance company CEOs about the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak on 10 March 2020. Also, the vice president announced that private health insurance companies had agreed to waive co-payments on coronavirus testing and treatments.

According to the press release made by congresswoman Sanchez, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on 13 March 2020 to provide free COVID-19 testing for uninsured patients.

The Public Health Service Act amendment bill published on Congresswoman Diana DeGette's official website shows that it requires group and individual health insurance coverage to cover COVID-19 testing without cost-sharing, which was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in the Congress.

The amendment to the Public Health Service Act has been passed by the House of Representatives, and it is yet to be passed by the U.S. Senate.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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