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    Lawmakers demand answers from governors who forced nursing homes to accept COVID-19 patients

    Republican lawmakers on the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis sent letters on June 15 to the governors of five states that mandated that nursing homes take in COVID-19 patients despite federal pandemic guidance to the contrary.

    H/T: The Epoch Times

    Last Thursday, in his capacity as ranking member of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus crisis, Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), had announced the plan to send oversight letters to Democratic governors of multiple states.

    “The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected the elderly, especially those living in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities,” the letters state. “We write seeking information, at a granular level, about the science and information used to inform your decision to mandate nursing homes and long-term care facilities admit untested and contagious COVID-19 patients from hospitals.”

    “Just about the worst possible thing to do is knowingly introduce coronavirus to the most vulnerable populations, yet that’s exactly what several states did by mandating nursing homes accept infected patients,” Select Subcommittee member Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) said. “These misguided policies deserve close scrutiny, and the leaders who put them in place have a lot of tough questions to answer.”

    Read a copy of the letter sent to N.Y. Gov. Cuomo below.

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