Link Health leverages the health sector to dramatically increase broadband internet connection among our nation’s most vulnerable patients. The COVID-19 pandemic triggered an astounding increase in the use of telehealth and widened the healthcare access gap leaving vulnerable patients even further behind. That’s because despite widespread internet usage in the United States, 15–24% of Americans still lack broadband connection. The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a provision of the recently passed Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, provides a subsidy of up to $75/month for eligible households on any internet service plan and a one-time $100 subsidy for a desktop, laptop, or tablet computer. About 40% of all U.S. households are eligible for the ACP, leaving roughly 40 million households remaining that could be enrolled for the program. Link Health leverages our organization’s pre-existing relationships and national infrastructure to implement place-based enrollments in healthcare settings paired with a get-out-the-vote framework to access patients who would benefit from the ACP.
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Webinar – Nov 6, 2022 04:00 PM