URGENT – CALL TO ACTION
Contact Your Senators Today on Ambulance Specific Funding!
The U.S. Senate is currently developing its next economic relief package to address the impact of COVID-19. The House had passed its version, the HEROES Act, which includes $100 billion for health care providers. While our members would likely be eligible for a portion of those funds, it is vital that the final package passed by Congress allocate funds specifically for ground ambulance services.
Please contact your Senators today and ask that they advocate for a funding program under the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund specifically for the increased costs, loss of revenue, and uncompensated care facing ground ambulance service organizations due to COVID-19.
Please e-mail your Senators today!
It will take you only a few minutes per Senate office to email a letter. Just follow these steps.
- USE LETTER TEMPLATE: CLICK HERE to access a draft letter. Please customize your letter including the cities and towns you serve, if you are sending to the office of a Senator or Representative and any additional details as to services you are providing during the COVID-19 outbreak and the financial impact on your operation.
- LOOK UP YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND THEIR WEBFORM ADDRESS: CLICK HERE to access a list of the webform addresses of your Members of Congress.
- SEND LETTERS TO MEMBERS: Cut and paste the webform link into your Internet browser and you will be directed to the webpage for contacting your member of Congress. Fill in your contact information, cut and paste your letter into the comments box and hit submit.
In addition to advocating for the Senate, as well as the House, to include funding specifically for ground ambulance services in the next COVID-19 economic relief package, the AAA is pressing for the Department of Health and Human Services to allocate more funding to EMS under the $75 billion already appropriated to the PHSSEF through the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Assistance Act.
The AAA will continue to fight for our members as your operation and paramedic and EMTs are on the front lines of combating the Coronavirus.