Bipartisan Cadre of Lawmakers Call for Permanent Telehealth Expansion

NextGov: A bipartisan, bicameral collection of 49 lawmakers urged House and Senate leaders Friday to include a permanent expansion of access to telehealth services in potential end-of-year legislation.

In a letter authored by Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, lawmakers argue that telehealth has proven to be a critical service during the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring patients continue to receive care while minimizing the spread of the virus, freeing capacity in health care facilities and reducing the use of scarce personal protective equipment.

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