The testing struggles led House Democrats to make it one of their main items in a legislative package being hashed out on Thursday between the Congress and the White House.
In a letter to House Democrats, Speaker Nancy Pelosi's first bullet point was on a plan to provide 'free Coronavirus testing for everyone who needs a test, including the uninsured.'
Lawmakers were especially aggravated by news that members of the NBA's Utah Jazz basketball team were able to be quickly tested for the Coronavirus, while many others are unable to get that test.
"It almost seems like the more wealthy and powerful you are, the more able you are to access a test," said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
"Trump says anyone who wants a test can get a test. Not true," said Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN). "Top infectious disease doctor says our testing system is failing. Believe the doctor."
At a Thursday hearing, Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) put health officials through the ringer on making those Coronavirus tests free.
At the White House, reporters peppered President Trump with questions about testing.
"They have a million tests out now," the President said in the Oval Office. "And, frankly, the testing has been going very smooth."
That answer was at odds with his top health officials, and the stories coming in from around the country.