According to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis a local hospital in Hialeah has been charging patients $150 per Coronavirus test.
The President of Larkin Community Hospital spoke out saying “Any procedures and protocols for the testing of COVID-19 were administrated by Larkin Community Hospital and not the city of Hialeah,” he wrote. “This is a private hospital that is working very hard to obtain federal and state funding to be able to provide these tests at no cost to our residents.” He also claims that all patients are told before the test of the charge, and there were no complaints.
According to DeSantis, under the new Relief Bill Coronavirus testing is free for all, and no one should be put in any harder circumstances.
DeSantis will have the Attorney General investigate the hospital.