Policy Analysis: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)

Washington, DC (March 27, 2020) – Today, the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which is the third phase of legislation in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The CARES Act passed the House of Representatives today and cleared the Senate earlier this week.  The bill provides $1.032 billion to the Indian Health Service (IHS) in critically needed resources to support the Indian Health System during the pandemic, including expanded support for medical services, equipment, supplies and public health education for IHS direct service, tribally operated and Urban Indian Organizations; expanded funding for purchased/referred care; and new investments for telehealth services, electronic health records improvement, and expanded disease surveillance by tribal epidemiology centers.



Overview

Funding

Indian Health Service (IHS)

Center for Disease Control and Preventions

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Legislative Authorizations

Special Diabetes Fund for Indians (SDPI) 

By Policy, posted on Friday March 27, 2020
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