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AFP Endorses House Ways and Means Medicare Telehealth Expansion Proposal

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AFP Endorses House Ways and Means Medicare Telehealth Expansion Proposal

07.22.20 06:24 AM

Arlington, VA – Members of the House Ways and Means Committee released a discussion draft this week outlining a*plan to further promote*telehealth options*for Americans. Americans for Prosperity (AFP) endorsed the proposal as an important step in removing the barriers that stand between Medicare patients and the remote health care they need. AFP Senior Health Policy Fellow Dean Clancy issued the following statement: “This proposal brings Medicare into the twenty-first century by making telehealth a permanent function of the program. Expanding telehealth means more lives will be saved and more families will have access to safe, affordable care. Making remote care options widely available will also leave us better prepared to deal with the next health crisis. We praise the House Ways and MeansCommittee for advancing this proposal and encourage Congress to work quickly to expand the telehealth services that countless Americans have come to rely on.” The bill includes five key reforms that AFP has been calling for that would benefit patients: Allows telehealth from anywhere.*Permanently ends geographic restrictions, so any Medicare enrollee can use telehealth, not just those who live in a federally designated rural area.* Allows telehealth from home.*Permanently expands allowed settings, so Medicare patients can finally use […]

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