Lobbyists Hope Telehealth Excepted Benefit Gets Into Year-End Bill Despite Partisan Rifts

By Cara Smith / July 20, 2023 at 12:57 PM
Key telehealth lobbyists remain hopeful some form of legislation letting employers offer telehealth as an excepted standalone health benefit will be tucked into Congress’ likely must-pass year-end package despite growing Democratic opposition to the telehealth policy. On Wednesday (July 19) a second House committee cleared legislation allowing the standalone plans, bringing the bill one step closer to the floor -- but Democratic opposition appears to be growing with some lawmakers calling the plans “junk” insurance at Wednesday’s markup. The Telehealth...

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