Why This New York Family Was Billed $6,000 for COVID-19 Tests

A New York family was shocked when the bill for their four COVID-19 tests came in, totaling nearly $7,000. The family says they were tested at a drive-thru site in the parking lot of their local train station. Mom Rebecca Sussman said there was even a $480 charge for the phone call telling them the results of the tests. The doctor, Steven Murphy, apparently ordered a test for “a dozen respiratory diseases,” The New York Times reported. Murphy administered tests to an estimated 60,000 people.