December 07, 2020
WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, commended the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for awarding more than $19 million in coronavirus relief funding to 243 nursing homes in Missouri.
“COVID-19 has taken a devastating toll on nursing home facilities in Missouri and across the nation,” said Blunt. “With Missouri preparing to distribute vaccines soon, I’m glad this funding will help keep patients, health care professionals, and staff at nursing homes safe as we get closer to finishing the fight against the pandemic.”
With today’s announcement, Missouri nursing homes have received about $281 million in HHS coronavirus aid.
The Blunt-backed CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act together provided a total of $175 billion for hospitals and health care providers nationwide.