Summary: S.3491 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (09/16/2008)

Telehealth for America Act of 2008 - Amends provisions of the Communications Act of 1934 relating to universal service to require a telecommunications carrier, on request, to provide telecommunications services, advanced telecommunications services and information services, and network management services (currently, only telecommunications services) to any public or nonprofit health care provider serving rural areas at rates that are up to 60% less than (currently, reasonably comparable to) urban areas in that state.

Includes 14 specific types of providers, facilities, agencies, and organizations under the terms "rural health clinics and rural health care providers" (as part of the definition of "health care provider").