I Got Tested for COVID-19. Then I Got Billed.

All it took was an online registration, a drive through nasal swab and a short phone call. Then my insurance company was billed for $1,944.

Illustration by Sadhana Ramaseshadri.

By Sammy Sussman

I was tested for the coronavirus on May 9. I live in Westchester County, New York, near what was then the country’s coronavirus hotspot. (America’s first major outbreak, in New Rochelle, was around 20…