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HHS to provide funding to Missouri skilled nursing units

Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is providing nearly $84 million in coronavirus relief funding to 520 skilled nursing facilities in Missouri. Blunt says the funding will help these facilities expand testing capabilities, increase staffing, and purchase personal protective equipment. The funding was included in the Blunt-backed CARES Act, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which provided a total of $175 billion for hospitals and health care providers nationwide.

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