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Pallone on $10 Billion Provider Relief Fund Distribution to Hospitals Highly Impacted by COVID-19

Jul 17, 2020
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement today after the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it will begin distributing $10 billion in relief funding to hospitals in areas highly impacted by COVID-19 cases starting next week.

“Today’s announcement is welcome news and I’m relieved that additional funding assistance is on the way to the hospitals and health care workers that have been on the frontlines of this crisis for the past six months.

“Over the past few months, I have repeatedly called on the Trump Administration to focus on targeting Provider Relief Fund aid to health care providers located in regions that have been hit hardest by the coronavirus.  These requests rose from concern that the Administration’s early relief funding allocations lacked transparency and raised questions regarding the methodology used to distribute the $175 billion Congress appropriated to help health care providers responding to the pandemic.

“As this crisis continues, I remain committed to ensuring that resources and support are delivered to those most in need.”

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