DHHS Distributing $12 Billion to Hospitals in Hard Hit Areas

The Department of Health and Human Services is distributing $12 billion allocated for distributions to hospitals in areas that have been particularly impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, including more than $900,000,000 to hospitals in Michigan. McLaren Flint and Macomb will receive a combined total of  $35,000,000.

President Trump is providing support to healthcare providers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic through the $175 billion in relief funding to hospitals and other healthcare providers through the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.

$12 billion is going to 395 hospitals around the country who provided inpatient care for 100 or more COVID-19 patients through April 10, 2020. The funds will be used to support healthcare-related expenses or lost revenue attributable to COVID-19. It also provides for low income and uninsured Americans so they have access to testing and treatment for COVID-19.

The 395 hospitals receiving this funding accounted for approximately 71% of COVID-19 inpatient admissions through April 10, 2020.

Reporting for WGRT – Marty Doorn