Neal Statement on House Passage of H.R. 4040

Jul 27, 2022
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4040, Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act of 2022:

“The ease and usefulness of telehealth has been cemented throughout the course of the pandemic. Extending telehealth capabilities for Medicare beneficiaries will give our seniors stability while also allowing us to evaluate the value, quality, and equity of this tool over the next two years. The Ways and Means Committee is committed to breaking down barriers for Medicare beneficiaries and making it as easy as possible for them to access the services they need. Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee Chairman Mike Thompson (D-CA) has been a leader in the House on this issue, and I’m grateful for his unwavering dedication. I encourage the Senate to follow our lead and swiftly pass this legislation that goes a long way in helping Medicare beneficiaries.”