HHS Nominee Becerra Says More Nursing Home Aid ‘Top Priority’ — But Faces No Questions on SNF Reform

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California attorney general Xavier Becerra faced a range of questions in his confirmation hearing for the role of Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary — including whether or not he would support more government aid for nursing homes and other health care providers ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican of Maine, asked Becerra whether he supports providing “additional assistance to long-term care facilities, rural hospitals, community health centers and other providers,” especially since a recent $1.9 trillion aid package proposed by the Biden administration “did not include any money for provider relief funds which

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