The shocking cost of COVID-19 tests to NSW taxpayers
NSW COVID-19 testing during the pandemic is expected to cost taxpayers over $1 billion.
People are turning out in record numbers to get tested, with over 100,000 tests processed a day.
Private pathology companies receive a Medicare subsidy of $85 per test and public laboratories receive a benefit of $42.50.
“How do the private pathology companies justify $85 per test when this is a pandemic and we’re all in it together?” Ben Fordham asks.
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