Telehealth Access for America: Energy & Commerce Markup Builds on Bipartisan Momentum to Protect Virtual Care

May 16, 2024

TAFA Stresses Urgent Need for Action to Avert Telehealth Cliff, Without Onerous Restrictions That Would Undermine the Full Value of Virtual Care for Consumers

Washington, D.C – Telehealth Access for America (TAFA) issued the following statement following today’s markup of legislation on telehealth in the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee.

“We thank Chairwoman McMorris Rodgers (R-WA-05), Ranking Member Pallone (D-NJ-06), Subcommittee Chairman Guthrie (R-KY-02), and Subcommittee Ranking Member Eshoo (D-CA-16) for holding today’s markup and building on the strong bipartisan support to safeguard access to virtual care for patients, especially America’s seniors, without unnecessary restrictions,” said TAFA executive director Alye Mlinar. 

“Lawmakers must capitalize on this momentum to avert a telehealth cliff for millions of consumers, extend critical flexibilities for long enough to avoid damaging disruptions and reject onerous restrictions that would undermine the full value of virtual care for patients,” Mlinar concluded. 


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