Two weeks in and it’s an uphill battle to implement a plan for free or reimbursed rapid antigen tests for thousands of Vermonters.

Two weeks in and it’s an uphill battle to implement a plan for free or reimbursed rapid antigen tests for thousands of Vermonters. Some 240,000 Vermonters are covered by two separate rule changes earlier this month. But supply chain issues are still posing a challenge, as many pharmacies are not able to track down tests. Vermont Medicaid, the Vermont Education Health Initiative as well as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, Cigna and MVP Healthcare are covered. But not all of their plans are. That’s because some of those companies have plans regulated by the federal government, so they don’t have to follow this state rule. To add to the confusion, not every test is covered either. So even if your insurance plan covers antigen testing, you could buy an antigen test not included in Vermont’s rule. State leaders say before you head to the pharmacy, check with your insurance company to see if your plan covers that brand of test.

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