With Pennsylvania having a COVID-19 mortality rate for nursing home and long-term care residents among the highest in the nation, state Senators Pat Browne (R-16) and Judy Ward (R-30) have demanded the Wolf Administration live up to promises to protect the state’s most vulnerable residents. COVID deaths in Pennsylvania nursing homes and long-term care facilities continue to soar past the national average of 38 percent, reaching 60 percent – the sixth-highest in the nation. Recently, representatives of the nursing home industry sued the Commonwealth, saying that the state illegally withheld $150 million in federal funding, diverting the money into other human services programs. The funding was part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. A Senate hearing in May exposed glaring inadequacies regarding the Wolf Administration’s treatment of nursing homes during the pandemic, including a lack of supplies and testing.