SACRAMENTO – California has become the first state to require health insurance plans to cover home testing for sexually transmitted infections such as HIV, chlamydia and syphilis – which could help quell the epidemic of STI that raged almost uncontrollably as public health services focused on COVID-19[FEMININE[FEMININE
The rule, which is part of a larger law against the STI epidemic, went into effect on January 1 for people with state-regulated private insurance plans and will come into effect a little later. for the millions of low-income Californians enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program.
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