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Leaked document details how coronavirus stimulus package could be distributed to hospitals and businesses by the Trump administration

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Business Insider has obtained a 39-page document crafted by Democrats that details how they think the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package might be distributed to hospitals and businesses by the Trump administration.

According to the document, the Department of Health and Human Services should review hospital reimbursement applications on a “rolling basis” as they come in to “get money into the health system as quickly as possible.”

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“…HHS is given significant flexibility in determining how the funds are allocated, as opposed to operating under a mandated formula or process for awarding the funds,” the document says. “This is to ensure that the funding is nimble enough to meet all needs and that the fund disperses money fast enough to help struggling entities.”

Many still aren’t sure how the funds will be allocated. Speaking to Business Insider, Sean Barry, spokesman for the Federation of American Hospitals, said that there still isn’t a clear answer at this point. “I believe many of the details are still being worked out at HHS,” he said.

Some key takeaways:

A $100 billion fund run through the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (PHSSEF) will cover non-reimbursable expenses attributed to COVID-19. All health care entities that provide healthcare, diagnoses, or testing are eligible for funding.

The package will allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services broad authority to allow more health care providers to provide telehealth services (remote health care) to Medicare beneficiaries to avoid potential exposure to COVID-19.

Refundable tax credits are available for small businesses that are required to offer coronavirus-related paid leave to their employees.

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In regards to unemployment insurance, the exact amount an individual can receive depends on their state and their previous earnings. Between now and July 31, an additional $600 will be added to every unemployment compensation check so no one will receive less than $600 a week.

Anyone who filed a tax return this year or last year is eligible to receive a cash payment. Individuals will receive $1,200. Married couples will receive $2,400, and child dependents (under 17) receive $500.


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Trump calls Minneapolis protesters ‘thugs’ — and threatens military action

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President Donald Trump blasted protesters in Minnesota outraged over the killing of George Floyd.

“ I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis,” Trump tweeted after midnight.

“A total lack of leadership. Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right,” he wrote, even though the National Guard was already deployed.

“ These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” he threatened.

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Trump loyalist Lindsey Graham locked in dead heat with Democratic challenger in red South Carolina

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is locked in a dead heat in his bid to win re-election, a new online poll finds.

Graham, who has represented South Carolina in Congress since 1995 and held his Senate seat since 2003, has in recent months faced mounting pressure from Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison. A new Civiqs poll released this week finds the two rivals tied at 42%.

A deeper dive into the poll reveals more possibly unnerving developments for Graham. Fifty-six percent of South Carolina voters have an unfavorable view of the senator, while only 35% have a positive view of him.

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WATCH: Minneapolis police station burns after protesters reportedly seize the building

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On Thursday night, the Minneapolis Police Department's third precinct was destroyed.

Here are some of the images from the scene.

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