How to get insurance to pay for at-home COVID tests, according to the White House

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced Monday new details on how Americans can get free COVID-19 tests — or get reimbursements from their private insurance. This follows up on an announcement that the White House made last month. Under the new policy announced by the White House, individuals covered by a health insurance plan who […]

A guide to COVID tests: When to test, what kind to use and what your results mean

Each week, we answer frequently asked questions about life during the coronavirus crisis. If you have a question you’d like us to consider for a future post, email us at with the subject line: “Weekly Coronavirus Questions.” See an archive of our FAQs here. In an ideal world, the U.S. would be awash in […]

Why rapid COVID tests are in short supply in the U.S.

WASHINGTON — For many Americans, the hunt for an at-home COVID test can be frustrating right now. In the aftermath of the holidays, drugstore shelves are bare in many places and states that have offered free over-the-counter tests, like Ohio and New Hampshire, ran out within hours. This situation frustrates Dr. Kavita Patel who wishes navigating […]