Skip to Main Content
Don't have an account? Create Account
Don't have an account? Create Account

Association Urges HHS to Target COVID-19 Funds to Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals sent a March 27 letter urging the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to target critical dollars to essential hospitals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Specifically, the letter focuses on funds made available by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed March 27. The CARES Act includes $100 billion, available until expended, for a Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund to reimburse eligible providers for health care–related expenses or lost revenue attributable to COVID-19.

The association calls on HHS to design a mechanism to distribute the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund, and any other funds to be dispersed at the agency’s discretion, to hospitals:

  • with limited cash on hand and serving vulnerable communities and complex patients;
  • severely impacted by COVID-19 patients;
  • reducing other functions to prepare for and focus on COVID-19 patients; and
  • reducing services to prepare for COVID-19 patients.

Visit the America’s Essential Hospitals coronavirus resource page for more information about the outbreak.

Contact Senior Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at or 202.585.0127 with questions.


About the Author

Zina Gontscharow is a former senior policy analyst for America's Essential Hospitals.

buy generic 100mg viagra online where to buy viagra
buy amoxicillin online can you buy amoxicillin over the counter
Previous Next
Test Caption
Test Description goes like this