Griffith Statement on FCC Connected Care Program

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | Kevin Baird (202-225-3861)

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement today after Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Brendan Carr announced in Laurel Fork plans to advance a $100 million Connected Care Pilot Program:

“Telehealth can bring more health care access and choice to rural areas. The FCC’s support for telehealth through the Connected Care Pilot Program will help health care providers reach more patients at a lower cost. It is fitting that Commissioner Carr made this announcement in Laurel Fork, as the people of Southwest Virginia stand to benefit from telehealth initiatives such as the Connected Care Pilot Program.”


The Connected Care Pilot Program will support telehealth for low-income Americans, including those living in rural areas and veterans.


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