WASHINGTON – FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn released the following statement in response to the House passage of the CARES Act:
“FAH applauds the House for acting swiftly on the historic CARES Act.
“The CARES Act is a lifeline to caregivers and hospitals saving lives right now across the nation.
“America’s hospitals are facing unprecedented challenges because of the continued progression of COVID-19. This act will boost caregivers and hospitals – large and small, urban and rural – to meet the challenge.
“Now that the legislation is passed, we must work to ensure the resources it provides are rapidly allocated and dispatched to those hospitals who need the critical support.
“The Congress’ action today is to be commended. Now it is crucial that policymakers stay engaged – and lead us in the next steps to quell the crisis. We look forward to continued cooperation among our nation’s leaders as we all join together to assure all our patients have access to lifesaving care.”