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More Funding Heading To WI Hospitals Due To COVID-19

Governor Tony Evers is sending extra funding to hospitals to help cover losses connected with the coronavirus pandemic. Governor Evers announced 40 million dollars in direct payments to hospitals as part of the federal CARES Act. That funding will be based on the amount of Medicare revenue those hospitals usually take in. Evers said the support is critically needed as the state continues to battle COVID-19 and ensure high quality care for Wisconsinites. Rural hospitals have been hit especially hard, and the Wisconsin Hospital Association says they’re appreciative of the assistance.