Warner, Kaine urge compensation for facilities providing care to – – CBS19 News

“Virginia hospitals continue to make available medical care to evacuees even as they operate near full capacity due to the ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases, which has been exacerbated by the highly contagious Delta variant. Despite these challenges, many Virginia hospitals and localities have utilized their existing resources and scaled up their capabilities to meet the needs of these new arrivals in their communities,” wrote Kaine and Warner. “The unprecedented mission to resettle tens of thousands of Afghans will require the federal government to continue collaborating with state agencies, hospitals, and localities to address the medical needs of our Afghan allies and the broader Virginia community. As countless stakeholders in the Commonwealth work to help the U.S. government meet these needs, we urge you to ensure that they are compensated in a fair and expeditious manner.”