Congress is debating another coronavirus aid package, and it is imperative that home care receives vital stabilization funds as part of it.
As reported last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $3 trillion aid bill. It is opposed by U.S. Senate leaders, who are seeking an alternative approach. All forecasts suggest that a new package — however it may look — is not conceivable until sometime in June.
HCA President and CEO Al Cardillo this week wrote a letter to all members of New York’s Congressional Delegation appealing for funds to home care in this upcoming aid package, noting that prior relief measures have yielded billions in support for hospital needs while “home care’s fiscal chasm” in COVID-19 relief “has been substantially unaided by these measures.”