For Immediate Release
Contact: Carolyn Just, 703-351-2015, email@example.com
Arlington, Va., (July 18, 2019) – NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association issued the following statement from Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield regarding the House vote to pass H.R. 748, the “Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019.”
“NTCA thanks Reps. Joe Courtney (D-CT) and Mike Kelly (R-PA) for their leadership in the passage of the “Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019.”
Access to health care in rural America comes with challenges, which includes longer distances to receive health care and fewer options of physicians and hospitals. These challenges come with a higher cost for comparable services as care received in urban areas.
We are encouraged that the passage of this bill will help the small, rural broadband providers NTCA represents attract and retain qualified employees in rural America by providing valued benefits like affordable health care to their employees and their families.”