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36 Groups to Congress: Make Effective Health Care Reforms Permanent

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36 Groups to Congress: Make Effective Health Care Reforms Permanent

05.13.20 05:28 AM

Arlington, VA*– A coalition of 36*groups led by Americans for Prosperity (AFP) today*urged Congress to lock in several of the lifesaving waivers issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The coalition is calling on members to cement*temporary changes to telehealth, professional medical licensing, physician supervision and patient privacy. Click here to read the full letter and see the full list of signers. “This crisis has exposed a tragic reality: America’s health care system often prevents doctors, nurses, and medical researchers from helping people,” the letter reads. “It is magnifying the harms of well-meaning but misguided policies that until now had remained largely unseen, but which led to critical shortages of health care professionals, medical equipment, and other necessities.” “Cementing policies that are saving lives should be a top priority for Congress,” said AFP Government Affairs Coalitions Director Ted Ellis. “I’ve been encouraged by the conversations we’ve had with groups across the nation who recognize that these short-term waivers have the potential not just to save lives in this crisis, but in the next one too. This coalition is standing together to encourage Congress to make these changes permanent because lives depend on […]

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