HARRISBURG (AP) – The nursing home industry has filed a lawsuit against the Commonwealth, claiming the state illegally withheld over $150 million intended to help long-term care facilities shoulder the financial burden of the coronavirus pandemic. The lawsuit, announced today, says the Department of Human Services is refusing to provide supplemental payments to nursing homes as required by law, depriving them of crucial funding to fight the pandemic. The virus has killed about 7,000 residents of long-term care facilities in PA, representing more than 60% of the statewide toll.