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COVID-19 SPENDING PACKAGE INCLUDES FUNDING FOR HOSPITALS AND HEALTH SYSTEMS
The Senate today passed an $8.3 billion spending package, to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The House overwhelmingly passed the package yesterday.
Among other items, the package includes $300 million for hospital and health systems’ efforts to prepare for and respond to COVID-19. The funding will be allocated through the Department of Health and Human Services’ Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. According to a House committee summary of the bill, the spending package continues support for health care preparedness, including the National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC), regional, state and local special pathogens treatment centers, and hospital preparedness cooperative agreements. More details about the funding will be shared soon.
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