Bennet, Finkenauer Unveil Plan to Help Close the “Digital Divide” for Rural America
U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (D-IA) introduced The Broadband Transparency and Accountability Act of 2019 to reform how broadband companies report, and the federal government verifies and shares, data on affordable internet access across the country.
DeGette launches district-wide ‘app challenge’ for local middle and high school students
DeGette, who represents Colorado’s First Congressional district, announced today that she will be hosting the district’s first-ever Congressional App Challenge for middle and high school students. The Congressional App Challenge is a nationwide app-creation competition sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives that was created to encourage more students to get involved in computer science and learn to code.
Neguse, Curtis Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Spur Telehealth Innovation
Representatives Joe Neguse (D-CO) and John Curtis (R-UT) introduced the bipartisan and bicameral Telehealth Innovation and Improvement Act, legislation that would encourage telehealth innovation and promote expanded access to healthcare services in rural and urban areas through telehealth and digital services. Currently, Medicare covers limited telehealth services, setting a poor industry standard, discouraging innovation, and restricting access to specialized care. READ MORE
Colorado Announces New Health IT Roadmap Funding The State of Colorado will receive $64 million in federal funds for the planning and implementation of the state’s Health IT Roadmap and to invest in Health IT infrastructure and tools over Federal Fiscal Years 2019 - 2021.