Tell the Senate: Protect patient care now!
A recent American Hospital Association report found that hospitals and health systems will incur more than $320 billion in losses this year due to COVID-19. As cases surge in many states, nurses, doctors, hospitals, and health systems are in need of immediate support to continue caring for patients and our communities.
The next COVID package must include immediate funding for hospitals and health systems, as well as:
l Support for Hospital Heroes, including coverage for child care, transportation, and educational benefits.
l Forgiveness of Medicare accelerated payments to make it easier for hospitals to recover from the devastating financial impact of COVID so they can continue to provide crucial patient care.
l Preserving and building on health insurance coverage, by maintaining coverage for individuals and families and expanding coverage options for the uninsured.
l Liability protections for front line health care providers and facilities treating COVID patients.
We need to act now and urge the Senate to prioritize patient care as they draft this new legislation. Take two minutes to send a letter to your senators and tell them: Prioritize hospitals and their patients now!