CHA News Article

FCC Commissioners Vote to Increase Funding for Rural Health Care Program

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai has announced that a majority of the commissioners have voted to approve his proposal to increase the annual funding cap for the Rural Health Care Program to $571 million per year – an increase of $171 million. The order will also adjust the cap annually for inflation and allow unused funds to be carried forward to future years.

CHA urged the FCC to adjust the program’s funding cap earlier this year and supports the FCC’s decision.