ATA Applauds Bipartisan House Telehealth Caucus Champions for Introducing the Protecting Access to Post-COVID-19 Telehealth Act to Permanently Expand Use of Telehealth

The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) applauded members of the House Telehealth Caucus for introducing the bipartisan Protecting Access to Post-COVID-19 Telehealth Act. The legislation, introduced recently by Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH), Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ), and Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA), seeks to expand the use of telehealth beyond the current national health crisis, including permanently eliminating obsolete geographic originating site restrictions.

“The health of our citizens and the integrity of our healthcare system cannot withstand telehealth services to simply ‘switch off’ when the COVID-19 pandemic ends,” added Ann Mond Johnson, CEO, the ATA. “This legislation is an important step towards breaking down discriminatory geographic restrictions and modernizing our healthcare delivery system.”

Read the ATA’s press release applauding this legislation to permanently expand the use of telehealth.

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