HEROES Act Faces Unlikely Future

On Friday, May 15, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the $3 trillion Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act. Among other financial awards, the Act would provide an additional $100 billion into the provider relief fund to support hospitals and other health care providers and establish a $200 billion Heroes’ fund to ensure that essential workers who have continued to work through the COVID-19 pandemic receive hazard pay. However, the U.S. Senate is unlikely to advance the HEROES Act.

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