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Coronavirus in Texas

Coronavirus tests are supposed to be free. Some Texans are still being saddled with large bills.

Congress directed most insurance companies to cover test costs for insured patients in March, and has promised to reimburse providers for testing those who are uninsured. But experts say there are gaps in the protection that can leave patients surprised with bills.

Mark Sonego at his apartment in Leon Springs on May 11, 2020.

Coronavirus in Texas

As the coronavirus spreads across the state, The Texas Tribune is covering the most important health, economic and breaking developments that affect Texans, every day. Watch our Texas unemployment tracker, use our explainer on the coronavirus for essential information, and visit our map tracker for the number of cases, deaths and tests in Texas.

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Patients confused

“Going to be mistakes made”

It “burned a hole in my pocket”

“Just immense uncertainty”

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