Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R), along with Colorado U.S. Representatives Diana DeGette (D), Joe Neguse (D), Jason Crow (D), and Ed Perlmutter (D), demanded Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma provide an explanation for HHS’s decision to allocate the first $30 billion of funding relief from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in a manner that excludes many rural hospitals and other providers on the brink of financial ruin.

Bennet Presses for Colorado Priorities Ahead of Next Phase of Coronavirus Relief Legislation

In New Letter, Bennet Outlines Bold Proposals to Help Health Care Providers, Small Businesses, Local Governments, Families, and Individuals During the Crisis

This week, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet sent a letter to Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) urging them to include key Colorado priorities in any future legislative package Congress considers in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined a bipartisan group of senators in urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to consider the needs of rural hospitals and providers with a higher share of Medicaid and Medicare patients as HHS distributes the $100 billion health care funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.