Many remotely located hospitals and nursing homes are failing financially. But we need them to continue treating patients in order that the United States can secure public health and contain Covid 19.
The county Health Officer determines which facilities are necessary in the county.
Those necessary but financially failing facilities submit an application to the county certifying their income and expenses and balance sheet with a list of facilities and patients.
The Health Officer approves the application and forwards it to the Federal Agency, appropriate agency to be designated.
The Federal government offers to support each necessary facility for the duration of the crisis provided that the facility sells all its assets to the Federal government for $1.00 or re-organizes as a non profit 501(c)3 organization.
County Health Officer will determine whether each facility is still required after the crisis passes. Each necessary facility will continue to receive support while any facility not deemed necessary is sold.