The AHA today told Senate leaders it strongly opposed “any attempt to take away previously-appropriated funding for hospitals and health systems, physicians, nurses and other health care providers providing heroic care during a global pandemic,” and said it would be short-sighted to rescind COVID-19 Provider Relief Funding while COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are surging again throughout the nation.

“We urge Congress to oppose any provisions that would rescind funding from the PRF to pay for spending unrelated to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we would oppose any infrastructure legislation that contains these provisions,” AHA wrote today to Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. “Failing to do so denies the seriousness of the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic and the work that hospitals and health systems, physicians, nurses and other health care providers are doing to care for patients and communities.” 

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