Nebraska hospitals want money to recover from pandemic
September 6, 2020
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska hospitals are asking for more federal aid to help recover from the financial toll the coronavirus pandemic has taken.
Nebraska Hospital Association officials say the pandemic has meant increased costs and a decline in revenue for hospitals, the Omaha World-Herald reported.
The revenue drop is partly because Nebraska temporarily banned elective procedures to save hospital resources when the virus first hit the state. Some patients also avoided hospitals out of fear of catching COVID-19 there.
Increased costs for hospitals included protective gear, COVID-19 te...