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Blunt Commends HHS for Awarding Nearly $13 Million in COVID-19 Aid to 296 Missouri Nursing Homes

October 29, 2020

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is providing nearly $13 million in coronavirus relief funding to 296 nursing homes in Missouri.

“This pandemic has taken the lives of more than 60,000 nursing home residents across the country, according to the Department of Health and Human Services,” said Blunt. “We need to make sure nursing homes have more support to not only protect patients, but also the health care providers and staff who they rely on for care and other services. I appreciate the administration for releasing this funding that will help keep Missourians and their loved ones safe as our nation continues the fight against this pandemic.”

Blunt commended HHS for providing nearly $84 million in August and nearly $165.4 million in May in coronavirus relief funding to nursing facilities in Missouri.

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.

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