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McConnell Announces New Funds for KY Hospitals
By West Kentucky Star Staff
LOUISVILLE - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced Friday several Kentucky hospitals received a total of $150,014,827 of additional federal resources to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

The federal funding was made available by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Healthcare Provider Fund. Senator McConnell introduced the CARES Act, which became the largest economic rescue package in American history, and led it to enactment in about a week.
 
"In recent months, I've visited hospitals across Kentucky to personally thank our healthcare heroes working around the clock to protect families from COVID-19. I'm proud my CARES Act continues to support their courageous work," said Senator McConnell. "As the only one of the four congressional leaders not from New York or California, it's my responsibility to keep focus on Middle America and Kentucky in particular. It's my privilege to continue working with Kentucky's medical professionals to ensure they have the resources to keep our communities safe from this virus."
 
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services distributed the CARES Act funding with focuses on (1) safety net hospitals, (2) rural providers, and (3) hospitals serving high-impact communities or "hot spots." So far, Kentucky has received more than $1.3 billion from the CARES Act Healthcare Provider Fund.
 
Among states with similar populations, Kentucky has received the second most federal funding from the Healthcare Provider Fund.

Published 08:00 PM, Sunday Aug. 02, 2020
Updated 08:02 PM, Sunday Aug. 02, 2020

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