As you know the federal government has authorized funding to states to support their recovery from the Coronovirus pandemic. Pennsylvania has received more than $7 Billion in funds from the American Rescue Plan, of which it has allocated several billion for various health related industries and small business recovery. Thus far, the HME industry has not been afforded this relief. PAMS has made specific requests of the Wolf Administration, and the PA General Assembly to remedy this oversight. PAMS has developed a white paper to explain our situation and the request. We are asking that you communicate this request, along with a description of your own personal situation, to your state Representatives and Senators. It is urgent that this request be made as soon as possible, so that funding can become part of the state's spending plan for the 2022-23 fiscal year, which begins on July 1, and will be considered over the next several weeks. Please click on the link below, and send the email at your earliest convenience.