Lawmakers Urge HHS To Increase Clinical Lab Funding

Lawmakers Urge HHS To Increase Clinical Lab Funding

Due to the extensive work that clinical laboratories have been doing towards the COVID-19 relief, lawmakers urge HHS To increase clinical lab funding. They're urging Secretary Alex Azar of Health and Human Services to direct funds from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund, PHSSEF, to financially support these labs.  These labs are doing extensive research on the COVID-19 testing forefront. It is vital for these labs to have the finances and support needed to accurately and efficient test...

CA and NY Voting on Additional COVID 19 Lab Funding

In recent news, Tom Reed (NY-23) and Scott Peters (CA-52) sent a request asking HHS to allocate a portion of the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund, PHSSEF, toward the clinical labs that have been testing extensively for COVID-19. There has since been a need in CA and NY for additional COVID 19 lab funding. Reed describes that these clinical labs have stepped up during this pandemic, including significant investments done to increase the capacity of these tests. He...

COVID-19 Funds To Go Directly to Labs

US Congress Wants COVID-19 Funds To Go Directly to Labs

There are efforts being made by 30 US Congress members who want COVID-19 funds to go directly to labs focusing on COVID-19 testing. Already there is an act titled, Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which invests $25 billion to further research aspects of COVID-19 testing. While this money goes to states in order to enhance their testing abilities, there have been zero federal funds reserved for the labs that have stepped up their facilities including, buying PPE...