Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Susan Collins (R-ME) are leading a bipartisan sign-on letter asking the Biden Administration to allocate remaining provider relief fund dollars to senior living providers.
Argentum has been leading advocacy efforts to prioritize immediate relief to senior living providers. Relief to date has been insufficient to meet the more than $15 billion that providers have incurred in expenses/losses resulting from COVID-19, with only $3 billion allocated so far. These funds were first made available in September, yet many still have not received any federal relief—six months later providers are still waiting for backlogged Phase 2 and Phase 3 distributions.
The American Rescue Plan unfortunately did not allocate any dedicated relief for senior living providers. Argentum had secured amendments, including by Senator Collins, that would have added dedicated funding to providers; however, these were not adopted into the final package.
Argentum has worked directly with Senators Sinema and Collins to lead this letter to HHS on behalf of senior living providers. The support of additional senators will demonstrate the importance of prioritizing relief, and we are urging all Argentum Advocates to call your senators asking them to sign onto this letter!
Please join us in this effort and encourage other senior living advocates to also take action through these pre-written letters (right panel, or below on mobile). To send a letter:
- Enter your contact information to be matched with your legislators.
- Edit the pre-written letter to share your story, such as the name of your community.
- Click "send message." Your message will automatically be sent directly to your legislators.
Thank you for joining us in this important effort.