Federal Relief Should Prioritize Coronavirus Hot Spots, Rep. Himes Says
Connecticut’s U.S. congressional delegation says the federal government should prioritize hot zones, like the greater New York area, as it gives out coronavirus relief.
Connecticut hospitals and other health care providers will receive hundreds of millions from the $2 trillion federal aid package. U.S. Representative Jim Himes represents Fairfield County, one of the hardest hit counties in America. He says it’s not enough.
“Sadly, some of these allocations have been made not on the basis of where the epidemic is most intense, and of course Connecticut is, along with New York towards the top of that list.”
Himes says many providers are facing revenue loss from normal procedures that had to be postponed because of increased demands from COVID-19 patients.
Connecticut has the highest COVID-19 hospitalization rate in the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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