August 19, 2020

In virus hotspot Florida, a family mourns — and worries about bills

Miami (AFP) – Until the coronavirus crisis erupted, German Amaya worked at the luxury Fontainebleau hotel in Miami. But then he lost his job, and his health insurance — and eventually, his life.Amaya died in a Florida hospital after a long battle with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The 55-year-old native of El Salvador left behind a devastated family that must now mourn, all while it confronts a mind-blowing hospital bill.Amaya’s wife Glenda took him to the hospital on July 15. He had no pre-existing conditions. But he was having trouble breathing, and he had no insura…


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