Bennet, Shaheen, Stabenow Lead Call to Prioritize Improvements to Medicare Payments Program, Provide Financial Relief for Health Care Providers in Future COVID-19 Response Legislation
Push Follows Bennet and Shaheen’s Legislation to Address Concerns in Medicare Payments Program and to Provide Financial Relief for Health Care Providers on Frontlines of Coronavirus Pandemic
Jul 28, 2020Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) led a group of U.S. Senators in a letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), calling for future Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) response legislation to include modifications to repayment obligations and provide an opportunity for loan forgiveness for health care providers who’ve sought financial assistance amid the coronavirus pandemic through Medicare’s Accelerated and Advance Payments Program.