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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.

Patients confused

“Going to be mistakes made”

It “burned a hole in my pocket”

“Just immense uncertainty”

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