Source: Matthew Stoller, Author, “Goliath: The Hundred Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy,” Research Director at American Economic Liberties Project.
and Hedge Fund Manager Dan McMurtrie
Sometimes, the best things in life are free. That may be the case for some prepared Americans, provided you’re covered by insurance and able to get an affordable supply of critical prescriptions before potential disruptions. According to Matthew (read more here):
1. The coronovirus supply chain risk is vastly underplayed. I am getting emails from people who manage supply chains telling me what is happening. I put one of them at the bottom of this piece. It's bad. https://t.co/I1JuRiGHfI https://t.co/mZWoE7D43H— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) February 20, 2020
Hopefully insurance companies are able to adapt to the quickly evolving virus. According to PharmaNews on February 18, 2020 – CMS announced last week that they developed a new billing code for providers and laboratories to test patients for the coronavirus, or SARS-CoV-2.
This may help prevent disasters similar to that of a Miami man who was billed over $3,000 for a WuFlu “Corona Virus” test despite having just returned from China: