November 12, 2021
Life is a Highway: Infrastructure Package Passed
The infrastructure bill passed last Friday in a late-night vote. The vote received some bipartisan support, with 13 moderate Republicans voting in favor; internal conflicts within the Democratic party continued as six progressives voted against the infrastructure package. The infrastructure bill will, among many things, provide funding to upgrade American roads and bridges and resources for mass transit and rail projects. Additionally, the $65 billion allocated towards broadband capabilities provides a win for the health care industry. This investment will increase broadband infrastructure and improve internet access, affordability and accessibility across the U.S. As telehealth becomes more prominent within the industry, the boost in broadband will help create a more equitable outcome for millions of Americans.