Thursday, June 4, 2020

Pennsylvania Officials Seek Medical Supplies From Fraud Scandal Linked to Biden’s Brother

Pennsylvania officials are desperately scavenging for medical supplies from a bankrupt and abandoned rural hospital at the center of fraud allegations involving Joe Biden’s bother. 

Their scrambling comes as coronavirus patients could threaten to overwhelm hospital resources nationwide, as we have witnessed in certain hotspots.

Per the Washington Free Beacon:

Ellwood City Medical Center in Pennsylvania, which is currently controlled by a court-appointed bankruptcy trustee, was one of a string of rural hospitals owned by and driven into financial ruin by Americore Health, a business venture linked to James Biden.

In late January, FBI officials raided the Ellwood City Medical Center and the home of Americore CEO Grant White as part of an ongoing criminal investigation, according to court records.

Local officials said the bankrupt Ellwood City hospital, which was shuttered by the Department of Health in November due to public safety risks, could be reopened to treat an influx of patients due to the COVID-19 crisis. They said it could also have unused personal protection equipment, ventilators, and other medical supplies that are needed for the state’s coronavirus response efforts. But city and county officials said they are not legally allowed to access the building because they don’t own the property.

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency has been considering whether to designate the facility as part of its coronavirus response efforts. But the agency is “still in the deciding process,” an aide at state representative Aaron Bernstine’s office told the Washington Free Beacon on Wednesday.

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