Please act today here on a new HCA Legislative Action Center campaign urging direct federal funds for New York home care providers at the front line of the COVID-19 epicenter.
As previously reported, HCA has estimated home care’s COVID-19 financial impact to be at least $200 million in New York State, a conservative estimate. We are calling on Congress to appropriate this baseline, threshold amount needed in the next aid package to stabilize New York home care providers who have, to date, received little aid relative to other settings. Much of this aid has come in the form of advance payments, loans and other financial mechanisms primarily through Medicare-funded programs but with little comprehensive support for providers of all home and community-based programs, including Medicaid services.
HCA President and CEO Al Cardillo wrote every member of New York’s Congressional Delegation last week with a call for financial assistance and we now urge providers to bolster this message from the grassroots level. It is absolutely vital that Members of Congress hear directly from providers, who are also constituents, in this vital call for funds.
This online advocacy campaign takes just a minute of your time. Simply go to our Legislative Action Center, complete the online form with your contact information, review the editable message, and click send. Please also urge all of your staff to do the same to achieve the maximum impact.