NASH Asks HHS for Fairer Distribution of COVID-19 Aid

A study published this week in Kaiser Health News found that CARES Act grants to hospitals with high proportions of privately insured patients were more than twice those given to private safety-net hospitals and others that care for especially high proportions of publicly insured patients.

In light of this finding, NASH wrote to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and CMS Administrator Seema Verma to point out this disparity and ask for a fairer allocation of future CARES Act money and any future funding Congress appropriates for aid to hospitals during the COVID-19 crisis.

See NASH’s letter here.

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