Congress has already assured that anyone who can actually get tested for won’t face any costs for the diagnosis. But in the high-priced U.S. health care system, that won’t be nearly enough.

The free testing for COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, that was made available in the signed last week alleviates only one concern.

Patients who show possible symptoms of the coronavirus are typically first screened for other illnesses, such as influenza, to determine whether they need a coronavirus test. Those diagnostics and any other services a patient receives while undergoing COVID-19 testing will still cost money, which can deter someone from seeking the test at all. 

Then there are the treatment costs for those diagnosed with

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