Surprise COVID-19 costs? Loopholes and mix-ups are leading to bills for thousands of dollars

Surprise COVID-19 costs? Loopholes and mix-ups are leading to bills for thousands of dollars


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“CBS This Morning” is looking at coronavirus testing for the series Medical Price Roulette, a collaboration with journalism company ClearHealthCosts. When Congress passed the CARES Act in March, it was supposed to cover the costs of tests — the goal was to ensure no one would avoid getting tested because of the expense. But, experts say loopholes in the law and mix-ups are leading to some people getting bills for thousands of dollars. Consumer investigative correspondent Anna Werner reports.

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