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April 15, 2021, 10:01 AMUpdated: April 15, 2021, 7:30 PM

Loosen Telehealth Restrictions, Employers Urge Congress (1)

Sara Hansard
Sara Hansard

Congress should allow medical providers to offer telehealth services across state lines and allow those services to be covered without requiring that annual deductibles be met, a group representing large employers told a congressional subcommittee Thursday.

“Too often patients lack access to the providers they need; not enough low-cost, in-network doctors available, unacceptable wait times, gaps in information about quality and efficacy,” James Gelfand, senior vice president of health policy for the ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), testified to a subcommittee of the House Committee on Education and Labor. ERIC represents large employers that provide health, retirement, and other benefits. “Covid ...

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