Steve Ahnen, president of the New Hampshire Hospital Association, released the below statement on the House passage of the CARES Act:


We applaud the leadership in the House of Representatives to move the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act forward so that it can provide financial relief and critical support for those across the country responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This stimulus package will provide critical relief funding for hospitals to help ensure the stability of the nation’s healthcare system as it continues to respond to the COVID-19 crisis through provisions such as creating an emergency fund grant program, providing additional support for taking care of COVID-19 patients and relief from spending cuts, among other provisions.

We appreciate the leadership of the entire congressional delegation in moving this important legislation forward, especially Congresswoman Kuster and Congressman Pappas for their efforts in ensuring critical funding for our hospitals and healthcare systems.  We look forward to working with our state and federal partners on carrying out this legislation in support of those at the front lines responding to the COVID-19 crisis in New Hampshire.