Sharona Hoffman

Law’s Sharona Hoffman talks about effects on insurance costs now that Covid-19 is no longer a public health emergency

With threat of COVID on the decline, out-of-pocket costs for testing, treatment expected to rise

WCPOSharona Hoffman, the Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Law and co-director of the Law-Medicine Center, said that now that the COVID-19 public health emergency has been declared over, Ohioans without insurance can expect to bear the costs of tests, vaccines and treatment. “More out-of-pocket expenses,” she said. “There are no more free COVID tests and your insurance may or may not cover them.”