FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn released the following statement after the release of the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act:
“FAH supports The HEROES Act as an important step forward in assuring Americans their hospitals can continue providing vital COVID-19 care as well as recover shutdowns driven by the crisis.
“Americans and their caregivers are facing unprecedented health care challenges due to the pandemic. The HEROES Act builds on the CARES Act to provide critical resources to sustain our health care infrastructure while giving caregivers the necessary support both to defeat the virus and to enable hospitals to return to delivery of scheduled services.
“To further secure the care for patients and prevent obstacles to service, it is vital the next legislative package also includes additional crucial priorities such as COVID-19 medical liability protections for hospitals and caregivers. As the HEROES Act advances, we look forward to working with members of the House and Senate to ensure its development strengthens hospitals to impart the care our patients deserve and expect.”