Lawmakers have questions after Florida hospitals earned $6 billion in ’20 despite pandemic
Leonida Lipshy, RN, with the COVID-19 unit, prepares to administer COVID-19 vaccine at Broward Health Imperial Point in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Dec. 23, 2020. - MATIAS J. OCNER/Miami Herald/TNS

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida hospital executives said 2020 would be a challenging year. According to a state agency, it wasn’t so challenging for their bottom line. This week, lawmakers from both parties grilled top health care executives over hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded services at their facilities. While the lawmakers asked their questions, they broadcast an image of a graphic produced by the Agency for Health Care Administration that showed Florida hospitals made nearly $6.3 billion in 2020 — amid the coronavirus pandemic. One top Republican said it was time for hospit...