AHA Statement on HHS Announcement on Distribution of Additional Provider Relief Funds

Rick Pollack
President and CEO
American Hospital Association
September 10, 2021 

The Provider Relief Fund has been a lifeline to America’s hospitals, health systems and caregivers, helping us keep our doors open during COVID-19 so we can continue providing essential services and care to patients and communities. That’s why Congress designated these funds to providers on the front lines of this battle. 

The AHA appreciates the Administration for announcing plans to get additional critical relief funding for providers out the door. Virus cases and hospitalizations continue to climb across the country so providers will continue to need support.  

We look forward to reviewing today’s announcement in more detail and continuing to work with HHS on providing further much-needed support to hospitals and health systems, especially as this announcement doesn’t account for the spring and summer surges across the country due to the Delta variant. 


Contact:        Colin Milligan, (202) 638-5491, cmilligan@aha.org
                      Marie Johnson, (202) 626-2351, mjohnson@aha.org

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