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opinion | How Biden Can Enable Insurance Companies to Get Covid-19 Testing for All Americans

In recent years, some insurance companies have started rewarding preventive measures through pilots, such as premium reductions for smokers who participate in counseling and nicotine replacement therapy. And thanks to the Affordable Care Act, many preventive services like cancer screening are offered for free. I propose that the Biden administration go one step further and ask insurance companies to cut costs for those adhering to covid-19 health measures — and, in time, physical exams, mammograms and colonoscopies. No one should be denied health care if they get sick, but why not provide direct compensation to encourage better health?