AHA July 30, 2021
Rick Pollack

The COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund has been a lifeline for hospitals, health systems and health care providers, allowing them to continue to put the health and safety of patients and health care personnel first. In many cases, the funds ensured they were able to keep their doors open. 

So, some good news this week on the PRF: It appears that the bipartisan Senate infrastructure package will not use as an offset to pay for the bill previously appropriated PRF funding for hospitals, health systems, physicians, nurses and other health care providers providing heroic care during a global pandemic.

Diverting these funds in order to offset the costs of an infrastructure proposal while the COVID-19 pandemic surges would have been incredibly...

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