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Covid-Battered Hospitals Seek $35 Billion in Stimulus Bill

Feb. 24, 2021, 7:16 PM

The nation’s hospitals want the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief bill that House Democrats could pass this week to include $35 billion in targeted emergency funding for hospitals across the country.

With only $4.4 billion expected to remain in the CARES Act provider relief fund by the end of March, hospital officials say it’s imperative that the stimulus bill include direct, targeted assistance for hospitals.

Neither President Joe Biden’s stimulus proposal nor the version being crafted by House Democrats provides any such additional funding, said Rick Pollack, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, during a Wednesday telephone...

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