Deal Reached on Large Federal Funding Package for Hospitals

March 25, 2020

WSHA and the American Hospital Association (AHA) have advocated for significant federal funding for hospitals and providers in the wake of COVID-19. The central piece of that package is $100 billion in emergency funding to cover COVID-related impacts. As major news outlets are reporting, a deal was reached at 1 am EST this morning and Congressional action is expected immediately. AHA and WSHA will be providing more information to hospitals on the details of the package. Significant funds will be provided to assist hospitals. Given the magnitude of the losses expected, the federal government, not the state, will be the major vehicle for funding. (Chelene Whiteaker,


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