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May 28, 2020

State General Assembly Allocates First Round of PA’s CARES Act Funding; Hospital Advocacy Still Needed

Today, the General Assembly confirmed a state budget covering the first five months of the 2020–2021 fiscal year (FY), House Bill 2387 (Saylor, R-York).In addition, the General Assembly approved a second budget measure, allocating a portion of the $3.9 billion in funds Pennsylvania received from the federal CARES Act. Hospital advocacy still is critical. HAP requests all hospital leaders and personnel text “COVIDRELIEF” to 313131. This will provide hospital advocates with an easy way to contact policymakers.

May 28, 2020

Health Care, Manufacturing, and Business Advocates Call for COVID-19 Liability Protections for “Smart Restart”

Today, HAP President and CEO Andy Carter joined members of the Pennsylvania Coalition for Civil Justice Reform for a virtual press conference to call on the Governor and the General Assembly to protect hospitals, health care providers, manufacturers, and businesses from meritless lawsuits during Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 disaster declaration and as the state gradually reopens.

May 22, 2020

Pennsylvania Health Care Vulnerable to Another Threat During COVID-19

As Pennsylvania moves into day 78 of Governor Wolf’s emergency declaration, the commonwealth’s health care community continues to make difficult decisions under extraordinary circumstances; doing so without hesitation, but also without the acknowledgment of policymakers that the current COVID-19 environment has placed clinical decision making and resource allocation in uncharted territory leaving them vulnerable to frivolous lawsuits.

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