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Millions of Americans Will Soon Lose Internet Access. That’s a Disaster for Rural Health.

March 6, 2024
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Contributed by: Colin Banas
Summary
Federal Affordable Connectivity Program, helping 20m American households afford internet, set to run out of funds, impacting telehealth access particularly in rural areas. Rural Americans suffer internet access and local doctor shortages, increasing telehealth importance for chronic health conditions management. Telehealth grown during Covid, cuts could intensify healthcare disparities. Better internet access key to telehealth equity.
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