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Nevada Senators Push $74 Million For State COVID-19 Relief

U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen
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Las Vegas, Nev. – U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has distributed $74,478,095 to 53 health care providers across Nevada to address costs associated with the coronavirus pandemic. These funds were allocated as part of the CARES Act—and are in addition to the first allocation of over $241 million that went to 2,581 medical providers in Nevada, for a total of nearly $316 million as of April 24, 2020. Funds are continuing to go to health care providers, and those who have not submitted their information to HHS can do so here: www.hhs.gov/providerelief. Health care providers treating and testing uninsured patients for COVID-10 may also now apply for reimbursement through HHS at www.hrsa.gov/coviduninsured.claim.

“We are committed to making sure that all communities in Nevada have the resources and support they need at the federal level to address the coronavirus pandemic,” said the Senators. “That’s why we voted for additional funds to go to providers on the front lines of combatting COVID-19, as well as those affected in other ways by the pandemic. We’ll continue working to protect Nevadans’ health and economic wellbeing.”

BACKGROUND:

In the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, Congress appropriated a total of $175 billion to the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (PHSSEF) for HHS to distribute to health care providers. Nearly $40 billion of this has so far been distributed. To date, Nevada providers have received $315,949,936 in PHSSEF disbursements. HHS will continue to release funding in tranches until the PHSSEF is exhausted. Both Senators Cortez Masto and Rosen voted for these bills to support hospitals and health care systems during the pandemic.

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Michael McGreer Mesquite, Nevada
Dr. Michael Manford McGreer is managing editor of Nevada-today.com and writes on issues that impact public policy.

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