'It's A Free Market Society': Doug Ford Dismisses Concerns About Company Charging $400 For COVID-19 Tests - 2020-09-23

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F0.png 'It's A Free Market Society': Doug Ford Dismisses Concerns About Company Charging $400 For COVID-19 Tests September 23, 2020, PressProgress

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is dismissing concerns about possible price gouging from private healthcare companies reportedly charging Ontarians hundreds of dollars for COVID-19 tests, suggesting that's just how capitalism works.

During a press conference Tuesday, Ford faced questions about a private company reportedly offering Ontarians frustrated with long line-ups at the province's public testing facilities an opportunity to skip the lines with a $400 VIP COVID-19 test.

"My first question is about the private company that is advertising that if you want to avoid the long lines for covid assessment you can pay some $400 and get tested," asked CityNews' Cynthia Mulligan.

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