WASHINGTON (KTVZ) — Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., introduced Tuesday that 481 rural well being suppliers in Oregon will obtain a complete of $118,654,854 for COVID aid underneath the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
“For the previous 20 months, Oregon’s rural well being suppliers have shouldered a heavy burden of this public well being disaster—from sickness prevention to remedy to vaccination and boosters—and so they have been offering high quality remedy 24/7.” Wyden stated. “These suppliers deserve each ounce of federal help to assist them preserve Oregonians protected and wholesome, and I’m glad the ARPA I used to be proud to help is offering them that assist to do their jobs.”
“Rural well being suppliers have been on the entrance traces preventing towards COVID-19 and serving as a essential useful resource for Oregonians searching for high quality well being help to guard their households,” stated Merkley. “This ARPA funding will give vital aid to Oregon’s rural well being clinics, whose companies contribute to the well being and security of rural communities throughout the state. I’ll proceed doing every little thing I can to make sure that each group is totally geared up to realize higher well being outcomes, by way of the COVID-19 pandemic and into the long run.”
This month, the Human Assets & Providers Administration (HRSA) started releasing ARPA rural funds to well being suppliers and suppliers who’ve served rural Medicaid, Youngsters’s Well being Insurance coverage Program (CHIP), and Medicare beneficiaries. The typical fee was about $170,700, with funds starting from $500 to about $43 million. Suppliers in all 50 states, Washington, DC, and 6 territories will obtain ARPA rural funds.
The database exhibits about 20 Bend suppliers receiving funding, together with about $11 million to St. Charles Well being System.