WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced April 10 Maine hospitals and other health care providers will receive an immediate infusion of $145,763,812 to bolster their efforts in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, according to a news release.
The funding distributed April 10 represents the first $30 billion of the $100 billion for medical providers that was included in the CARES Act that Senators Collins and King voted for, the release noted.
“This funding is vital to protecting the health and safety of Mainers and will provide critical support to our doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals who are on the frontlines,” said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement. “We are pleased that this funding was distributed so quickly, and we will continue to ensure that all health care providers have the resources they need to continue to respond to this pandemic and treat patients.”
Across the state, 1,681 health care providers will receive this funding, which will be used to reimburse providers for health care-related expenses or lost revenue attributable to COVID-19 and to ensure uninsured Americans can get testing and treatment for COVID-19.