Rural Health Care Program: Crisis, Funding, and the Future
Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition
September 29, 2017
The Rural Health Care Program has reached a fiscal cliff. Funding requests for 2016 exceeded the program's $400 million cap, and USAC recently announced it would reduce funding by 7.5% for 2016 applicants. SHLB filed an emergency letter with ten Telehealth Networks and is currently urging the Federal Communications Commission to take immediate steps to provide interim relief.
Join our panelists as they discuss the importance of the Rural Health Care Program, telemedicine, and other steps we can take to improve the health of rural communities.
MODERATOR: Camelia Rogers, Telehealth Funding Connection, LLC
- Rebecca Manna, Kalispell Regional Medical Center
- Jim Rogers, New England Telehealth Consortium