A recent survey from the Alliance for Connected Care found the overwhelming majority of Americans support continued access to telehealth after the pandemic.
In the first year of the pandemic, the national weekly average of telehealth users jumped from 13,000 to 1.7 million – improving countless lives of seniors and those facing dire mental health challenges.
Despite its popularity, Democrats will not guarantee the continuation of these critical benefits for Medicare patients in the future.
As Ways and Means Republican Leader Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) stated:
“We need to build on these successes and permanently extend further telehealth flexibilities that can help seniors.”
- Three-quarters of American Public in Support: “75 percent of the U.S. public agrees consumers should have access to virtual care after the pandemic.”
- Expands Access: “96 percent of health care practitioners believe virtual care expands patient health care access.”
- Support from Health Care Practitioners: “91 percent of health care practitioners agreed that they should be able to provide care virtually post-pandemic.”