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Proposed Legislation to Significantly Expand FCC Rural Health Care Program

Executive Director - Friday, April 10, 2020

Representatives Anna Eshoo (D-California) and Don Young (R-Alaska) have jointly sponsored a bill to significantly expand funding for the FCC's Rural Healthcare Program.  The bill, if it becomes law, will add $2B to program for fiscal year 2020 with carryover of unused funds for up to two additional years.  The bill also raises the discount rate for eligible expenses from 65 to 85% and makes other changes that expand program eligibility and filing windows.  Click here to view the full text of the bill as originally introducedClick here to track the bill.

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