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March 14, 2013

West Virginia Considers Charging for STI Testing

The West Virginia Senate has advanced a bill allowing local health departments to charge patients for sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing, The Associated Press reports. Currently, STI tests and treatment are available for free from local health departments. Local health officials say the bill is needed because budget cuts to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is the primary funder of the state’s STI services, and the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. the health care reform law) are pushing states to transfer costs to insurers.

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Tyler, , 2013-03-16 11:16:26
Good. HIV testing should be a diagnostic tool for a disease, not a free, on demand way for people to brag about being negative. Let's see how long the insurance companies tolerate the abuses we've seen some fools commit. It's about time someone did something about the waste and largesse in certain politically preferred realms of HIV services.

Michael Downs, Los Angeles, 2013-03-15 20:18:03
they must want a big syphilis monster come kill everybody, they are asking for it.

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