Essential Worker Shoulders $1,840 Debt For Trying To Get Tested For COVID-19

Carmen Quintero works as a supervisor at a distribution center for N95 masks. She owes $1,840 for other care she received when she tried to get a test for COVID-19.

Carmen Quintero couldn’t get tested for COVID-19, but ended up with a huge bill for trying to. She also was told to self-isolate and had no choice but to use vacation time to stay home from work.

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