SNAP has written to Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation to request additional COVID-19 legislation between now and the end of the year to help Pennsylvania safety-net hospitals respond to the health care and financial challenges posed by the pandemic.
In its letter, SNAP asked Congress for:
- additional funding for the Provider Relief Fund for assistance to hospitals;
- extension of the temporary moratorium on continued implementation of the 2011 Budget Control Act’s Medicare sequestration; and
- the suspension of any other federal cuts for health care providers, such as the scheduled reduction of Medicaid disproportionate share (Medicaid DSH) allocations to the states.