President signs $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill into law; view AHA summary

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President signs $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill into law; view AHA summary
tjordan_drupal
Mar 11, 2021

President Biden today signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, which includes a number of provisions that affect hospitals and health systems.

The legislation includes provisions to bolster the nation’s COVID-19 health care response with additional resources for vaccines, treatment, personal protective equipment, testing, contact tracing and workforce development; additional new funding for rural hospitals and health care providers for COVID-19 relief; increased health care coverage through Medicaid and federal subsidies for insurance marketplaces and COBRA; and changes to the Medicare wage index; among other provisions.

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President signs $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill into law; view AHA summary
tjordan_drupal
Mar 11, 2021

President Biden today signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, which includes a number of provisions that affect hospitals and health systems.

The legislation includes provisions to bolster the nation’s COVID-19 health care response with additional resources for vaccines, treatment, personal protective equipment, testing, contact tracing and workforce development; additional new funding for rural hospitals and health care providers for COVID-19 relief; increased health care coverage through Medicaid and federal subsidies for insurance marketplaces and COBRA; and changes to the Medicare wage index; among other provisions.

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