ABSTRACT

Selected Health Provisions in Title III of the CARES Act (P.L. 116-136) [April 29, 2020]   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Summary: "The global pandemic of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is affecting communities around the world and throughout the United States, with the number of confirmed cases and fatalities growing daily. Containment and mitigation efforts by U.S. federal, state, and local governments have been undertaken to 'flatten the curve'--that is, to slow the widespread transmission that could overwhelm the nation's health care system. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act, P.L. 116-136) was enacted on March 27, 2020. It is the third comprehensive law enacted in 2020 to address the pandemic. In addition to a number of broad health care provisions, the CARES Act provides additional supplemental appropriations to support federal response efforts and authorizes a number of economic stimulus measures, among other things. This report describes the majority of health-related sections in Division A, Title III, of the CARES Act, 'Supporting America's Health Care System in the Fight Against the Coronavirus.' Relevant background is provided for context."

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CRS Report for Congress, R46334
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2020-04-29
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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