AAP Summary of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

AAP Summary of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

On March 27, President Trump signed into law the third package of legislation that Congress has enacted to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, AAP has been advocating extensively for a comprehensive federal policy response. Our priorities include addressing the immediate need for increased supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE), financial relief for physicians and their practices, coverage of coronavirus testing and treatment for all children and families, and adequate payment by Medicaid and commercial payers of telehealth care at parity with in-person visits. AAP’s priorities are outlined in this letter sent to congressional leadership...

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