Community Telehealth

According to Politico, the $8.3 billion emergency coronavirus funding package would fund the development of new treatments, boost funding to purchase medical supplies and ship more than $400 million in grants to states and localities for preparedness within 30 days.

The sprawling legislation also left some health industries happier than others. Drugmakers could benefit from some of the language on purchasing vaccines and other treatments developed to fight the virus. But Congress punted on other decisions, like whether to extend liability protections for medical mask and other device manufacturers.