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Apollo Hospitals’ U.S. Aid Spurs Lawmakers to Press HHS for Data

  • Letter expresses concern about PE-owned health-care companies
  • LifePoint received $1.5 billion in federal taxpayer money
LifePoint’s Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville, Oregon.

LifePoint’s Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville, Oregon.

Photographer: Moriah Ratner/Bloomberg

Three Democratic lawmakers asked the federal government for a full accounting of relief grants and loans to private equity-backed health-care companies.

In a letter Thursday to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, they requested information on which providers had been denied taxpayer aid and on the process behind allocating loans. Representatives Katie Porter of California, Bill Pascrell of New Jersey and Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut also sought a breakdown of taxpayer funding by provider type as well as ownership.