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Health experts are urging hospitals and insurance to waive fees and costs associated with being tested and treated for coronavirus. Many Americans simply can't afford the costs of testing, treatment and quarantine. This means many will forgo going to the doctor until it's really bad—leading to further community infections and the spread of the disease. If we want to stop coronavirus, one of the most important things is to make sure people get the medical care they need. If people avoid treatment because of worries over costs, things will only get worse. However, fiscal conservatives caution that this would be a huge cost and may negatively impact the economy. What do you think?

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In this New York Times article, health policy expert John Graves lays out exactly why our current healthcare system can be a barrier to containing the coronavirus outbreak. 

The health insurance system “is designed to make you think twice to seek care every time you get a runny nose, fever and cough,” said John Graves, a health policy expert at Vanderbilt University. Even though identifying people with the virus in the early stages is critical to preventing a spread of the disease, Dr. Graves said, many people are likely to wait out any symptoms to avoid expensive care.
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South Korea has been able to tamp down the spread of coronavirus in its communities thanks to aggressive programs designed to get people to come forward and be treated. 

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