Covid Stimulus Watch Adds 5,000 Healthcare Provider Awards

Submitted by pmattera on Mon, 05/11/2020 - 14:21
Covid Stimulus Watch has just grown tenfold with the addition of 5,000 entries involving healthcare providers. The new entries are an enhanced version of a recipient list posted late last week by the Department of Health and Human Services for the Provider Relief Fund created by the CARES Act.

Should Taxpayers Aid Corporate Bad Actors?

Submitted by pmattera on Thu, 05/07/2020 - 14:27

The uproar over the participation of larger companies in the Paycheck Protection Program is a sign that the country will increasingly confront a broader issue about the massive Covid-19 relief effort: does every company deserve assistance during a crisis that affects all parts of the economy?

Data Tip No. 2

Submitted by pmattera on Wed, 05/06/2020 - 13:39

Data tip No.2 from Covid Stimulus Watch: it turns out for-profit colleges are getting covid aid under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. We've added entries for the likes of DeVry and the Univ. of Phoenix.

Data Tip No. 1

Submitted by pmattera on Tue, 05/05/2020 - 13:37

Data tip from Covid Stimulus Watch: we now have some entries for stimulus awards to for-profit healthcare providers. For example, over $1 billion to Community Health Systems Inc.

Covid Stimulus Watch: New Website Documents Accountability Track Records of CARES Act Recipients

Submitted by pmattera on Thu, 04/30/2020 - 13:29

Washington, April 30, 2020 — Amid continuing controversy over some of the companies receiving federal financial assistance under the Paycheck Protection Program, a new website launched today makes it easier to see the accountability track records of companies getting help through the PPP and the other programs authorized by the massive CARES Act.