President-elect Biden Announces $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Plan with Provisions Affecting Hospitals and Health Systems

AHA Special Bulletin
January 15, 2021

Funding for vaccines, testing, and supplies, among other provisions included in package

At A Glance

President-elect Biden last night unveiled plans for a roughly $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, which includes a number of provisions that affect hospitals and health systems. Biden hopes that Congress will consider the legislation soon after he is inaugurated next week. It is unclear at this time if it will gain bipartisan support.

Provisions to bolster the nation’s COVID-19 health care response include additional resources for vaccines, treatment, personal protective equipment, testing, contact tracing and workforce development. Other health care-related provisions would expand subsidies for certain forms of health care coverage and create new occupational safety standards that would apply to a wide range of workers.

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