Congress aims to keep telehealth momentum going beyond the COVID-19 crisis

Lawmakers have followed up on their request to keep the Federal Communications Commission’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program going with a bill aimed at adding more funding to the now-shuttered program.

U.S. Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and Dusty Johnson (R-SD) have introduced a bill that would give the program an FY 2020 supplemental appropriation of $200 million, effectively refurbishing a $200 million program that ran out of money earlier this month.

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