ICYMI: New Survey Finds Voters Continue to Overwhelmingly Support Extension of Critical Telehealth Flexibilities
AHIP Poll Finds More Than Four in Five Voters With Employer-Sponsored Health Care Coverage Want Congress to Protect Access to Virtual Care
In case you missed it, a new survey released Tuesday finds U.S. voters, from across the political spectrum, continue to overwhelmingly support the extension of critical telehealth flexibilities granted during the pandemic.
The survey, conducted by Morning Consult for AHIP’s Coverage@Work campaign, found more than four in five voters with employer-sponsored health coverage (82 percent) view it important that the federal government extend the current pandemic-era telehealth flexibilities, including substantial majorities across party lines. The poll found 95 percent of Democrats, 77 percent of independents and 70 percent of Republicans support Congressional action to extend critical telehealth flexibilities.
The survey also found 65 percent of voters with employer-provided health coverage consider it likely they will utilize telehealth for their own care. Half of voters identified convenience (45 percent) as a top value of telehealth, followed by 35 percent of voters who said it would save them travel time.
AHIP’s survey adds to the unprecedented momentum for Congressional action to protect access to telehealth for the millions of patients who have come to rely on virtual care before the end of the year.
Read more on how Congress can act to protect telehealth access HERE.
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