After an absence of 10 years federal earmarks are back and hospitals and health systems are asking their members of Congress for funding for equipment, facility improvements, expansion, and more.

Each member of Congress may submit requests for up to ten earmarks, and the House Appropriations Committee has released the requests made of it by House members on behalf of their constituents.  All told, Congress plans to spend $14 billion on earmarked projects, with only non-profit entities eligible to receive them.

Among the requests released by the House Appropriations Committee are earmarks for procedure rooms, pediatric MRIs, ultrasound equipment, linear accelerators, CT scanners, simulation equipment, catheterization lab expansion, community and rural clinic expansion, new and improved mobile care units, and more.

Learn more about the return of federal earmarks and the projects for which hospitals and health systems are seeking funding in the Fierce Healthcare article “Nonprofit hospitals and health systems want funding for new equipment, expansions in congressional earmarks.”