Governors Call on President to Extend National Public Health Emergency

first-aid-1040283_1920 - pixabay - 7.9.20The National Governors Association (NGA) wants the President to renew the National Coronavirus Pandemic Public Health Emergency which is set to expire July 25. 

Trump Administration officials anticipate the order will likely be renewed.

The Hill reports:

The organization of the 55 U.S. governors of states and territories called on officials to officially extend the public health emergency declared for the coronavirus pandemic, saying it is “far from over.”

The governors argued that the public health emergency declaration and other declarations allowed state and local governments to obtain access to benefits including, enhanced Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (FMAPs), funding to test those who are uninsured and “critical regulatory flexibilities.”

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Governors demand Trump renew public health emergency (The Hill)