Reps. Torres and Clarke Request Safety Net Provider Capital Funding

November 8, 2021

On November 3, Representatives Ritchie Torres (D-NY) and Yvette Clarke (D-NY) sent the attached letter urging Congressional leaders to reinstate the BBB Act’s $10 billion to fund safety net hospitals and other health care providers’ capital projects. Thirteen New York House members signed the letter.

The letter highlights the critical need to upgrade safety net providers’ deteriorating infrastructure and help them with the tremendous difficulty they face in securing capital financing. It requests that Congress provide capital funding and direct relief to safety net hospitals in New York City and across the country.

While the House Energy & Commerce Committee proposal included the $10 billion in capital funding for hospital infrastructure, the updated House BBB legislation does not. GNYHA will continue to advocate for the inclusion of capital funding and additional direct relief for hospitals and health care providers in the final BBB legislation.

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