STATEMENT REGARDING BIPARTISAN EFFORTS TO PROTECT 340B HOSPITALS DURING COVID-19
WASHINGTON, D.C., MAY 8, 2020— The following statement is attributed to 340B Health President and CEO Maureen Testoni:
“We are pleased to see strong, bipartisan support to protect 340B hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic. 340B Health greatly appreciates Representatives Matsui (D-Calif.) and Stewart (R-Utah) for leading a letter of more than 100 lawmakers in the House of Representatives urging leadership to support 340B hospitals. Their effort highlights the importance of protecting safety-net hospitals who are on the front lines caring for communities affected by the virus.”
“These hospitals also are absorbing significant financial losses due to the necessity to defer many procedures. These changes are affecting hospitals’ patient mix and could endanger their 340B eligibility at a time it is needed most. The policies being discussed in Congress would make sure that safety-net hospitals can continue to serve their patients as the pandemic continues.”
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