Coronavirus: After hospital cuts, Baker administration invests $800 million to health care providers for COVID-19 response
After reports of losses and staff cuts, Massachusetts hospitals are getting $800 million in state funding to help stay afloat while they perform tests and treat patients who have fallen ill from the coronavirus. Gov. Charlie Baker announced the $800 million infusion and acknowledged that hospitals were hit hard by the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. One of the biggest examples are the cancellation of elective surgeries, often lucrative procedures for hospitals.