H Reality,Lifeline fee or the Universal fee on your landline telephone bill is your contribution to anyone who gets Food Stamps or Medicaid or both.
It will cover a free cell phone.
250 Free minutes per month.
1000 texts per month.
....so they can have a phone in case they get a call from an employer to hire them. This is the excuse I received from Frankfort, KY when I asked them why they were charging my telephone bill to pay for someone who doesn't even work.
We are suckers.
Socialism is what it is.