TAFA Applauds Senators Cortez Masto & Young for Advancing Legislation To Extend & Protect Telehealth Access
As Telehealth Cliff Looms, Bipartisan Lawmakers Continue to Build Momentum for Telehealth Protections
Washington, D.C – Telehealth Access for America (TAFA) issued the following statement in response to efforts by U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Todd Young (R-IN) to protect patients’ access to critical telehealth services.
“Telehealth Access for America applauds Senators Cortez Masto and Young for their commitment to ensuring patient access to virtual care,” said TAFA spokesperson Julia Mirich. “The pandemic has exacerbated the need for and accelerated the expansion of telehealth, benefiting millions of patients. However, without action from Congress, this vital source of care is at risk.”
“The introduction of this legislation adds to the unprecedented and bipartisan momentum for Congress to act to permanently safeguard access to virtual care for millions who have come to rely on it,” continued Mirich. “Telehealth helps improve health outcomes, quality of life, and health equity – all members of Congress should follow the lead of Senators Cortez Masto and Young by enacting bipartisan solutions to protect telehealth access.”
ABOUT TELEHEALTH ACCESS FOR AMERICA
Telehealth Access for America (TAFA) is a public education campaign supported by leaders in health care committed to better care, expanded patient choice, and protecting access to critical telehealth services.
Learn more at www.telehealthaccessforamerica.org.