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February 2021
SNAP has asked members of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation to pursue more resources for the Provider Relief Fund, additional targeted funding for safety-net hospitals, help with staffing, an extension of the moratorium on the Medicare sequestration, and forgiveness for safety-net hospitals for loans they received under the Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program in the COVID-19 relief bill Congress is currently pursuing.
December 2020
SNAP has asked members of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation to join a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Azar asking him to address financial reporting requirements that could force Pennsylvania safety-net hospitals and others to return their Provider Relief Fund grants to the federal government.
December 2020
SNAP has asked members of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation for assistance in an end-of-the-year COVID-19 relief bill, including additional funding for the Provider Relief Fund, extension of the moratorium on the 2011 Medicare sequestration, and continued delay of implementation of Medicaid DSH cuts.
November 2020
SNAP has asked PA Governor Tom Wolf to sign HB 1737, a bill that would extend liability protection to health care providers for the good-faith decisions and actions they take during the COVID-19 emergency.
November 2020
SNAP has asked Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation to support new funding for the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund, the elimination of scheduled Medicaid DSH cuts, and the continued suspension of Medicare sequestration cuts in any legislation Congress passes in the coming weeks.