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For More Covid Relief Assistance, the White House Is Seeking for $30 Million.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced on Tuesday that the Biden administration is asking Congress for an additional $30 million in relief assistance for COVID-19.

The goal has always been to guarantee that we are well prepared to remain ahead of the virus, she added. “While we continue to have sufficient money to respond to the present omicron surge in the coming weeks,” stated.

To deal with the delta and omicron surges, we utilised resources from the [American] Rescue Plan and previous COVID response bills. At this point in time, we’re working to anticipate and keep up with Congress on their potential demands, said the press secretary.

One of the two sources who spoke anonymously to NBC News said that of the $30 million requested by the White House, $17.9 billion would be used for vaccines and treatments, $4.9 billion in testing and $3 billion in care for uninsured people. The other source said that of the $30 million, $3.7 billion would be used to prepare for future variants of the virus.

A Leading Age spokesman told the McKnight’s Business Daily that the White House looks to be asking for money to fund monoclonal antibodies, vaccines and testing as part of a COVID supplemental request, which the organisation firmly supports. We would like to see more provider relief funds, a $2,000 one-time payment to frontline staff in the field of elder care, and authorization of a permanent programme to increase the pay of direct care workers and HUD service coordinators by $5 per hour on the White House’s list. “The needs of older individuals and those who serve them must be ignored.”

To guarantee that older individuals are able to obtain care and that providers have the necessary resources to keep older adults and those who serve them safe from COVID-19, Leading Age President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan wrote to the president on January 21.

An AHCA/NCAL spokeswoman told McKnight’s Business Daily, “Any more COVID-19 money that boosts the availability of vaccines, treatments and testing can protect our nation’s most vulnerable from this ongoing pandemic. Long-term care residents and staff must, as we’ve insisted, be given top priority by politicians. To help long-term care institutions, we firmly support more COVID relief funds for healthcare providers through the Provider Relief Fund.”