The article “Children Hospitals in Crisis” ( Mcgraw hill) I learned that children hospitals are asking President Biden for more funding to help them keep running. More than 220 children hospitals have sent a letter to the Biden Administration seeking support due to the covid 19 pandemic. Many children hospitals are running out of space for beds to place patients. It is sad to say that nearly 94,000 children were diagnosed with COVID and as more children are being infected and hospitalized they fall in danger since children under the age of 12 still cannot get vaccinated. This horrible situation has been caused by the fact that many business were closed down at the start of the pandemic in March 2019 so many hospitals lost money. During the pandemic many patients families suffered economically because of the shutdown. They were not able to pay their medical bills, and this has hurt hospitals finances as well. The hospitals hope that financial help from the White House can improve the hospital’s budget problems and allow them to treat the patients with better care.What are your thoughts on this?
I find it really heartbreaking that children hospitals are financially struggling to treat patients who desperately need treatment. It’s hard to imagine what families are going through , I hope that children hospitals begin to receive the help that they need. Kids who have life threatening illnesses need help so please support children’s hospitals.