It’s sadly fucking hilarious and hilariously fucking sad how the Biden administration is rolling out its at-home COVID-19 tests. Sure, 500 million will be available for free, but, for most of us, we’ve learned that our health insurance will be forced to cover the price of any we buy at the local Walgreen’s. Which means, likely, we’ll have to fill out forms, upload receipts, deal with fuckups, deal with denied claims, and handle the usual fuckery that is part and parcel of the insanity of our health care “system,” all in the name of some kind of perverse version of “freedom.” Just give the fucking tests away. Just make them available to everyone. Why the hell should everyone have to go through this just to see if they have Covid before they visit their parents? Why the hell should anyone who can’t afford them have to rely on going to wait in line at a clinic or testing site? Easily-available testing helps everyone. This isn’t vaguely up for discussion.