The largest bailout in history, the the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, was approved by the Senate on March 25, 2020, and then by a mere voice vote in the House the following day, and signed into law by President Trump the same afternoon. It spends $2.2 trillion in bailouts related to COVID-19.
Bailout for hospitals
Even though many hospitals furloughed workers without pay and exploit volunteer physicians and nurses, the bailout allocates $100 billion to hospitals. It includes a 20 percent Medicare add-on payment with respect to patients who have COVID-19, which gives hospitals an incentive not to medicate them early and discharge them appropriately. The bailout also wipes away $8 billion in Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital payment cuts, and suspends the Medicare sequester.