Health Exchange Alert Weekly Report - 06/24/2020

White House Mixes Messages, Won’t Confirm If Slowing COVID-19 Tests

By Ariel Cohen / June 22, 2020 at 6:05 PM
President Donald Trump and White House officials issued contradictory messages about whether the administration is slowing tests for COVID-19, and Democrats accused the administration of withholding testing funds. Trump said Saturday at a campaign rally in Tulsa that he told officials to “slow the testing down” because states are finding too many infected residents. A White House spokesperson told Inside Health Policy that Trump was “obviously kidding.” But Trump on Monday tweeted that the U.S. COVID-19 testing strategy makes...

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