Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ron Kind voted for the bipartisan Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act. This legislation would extend through December 31, 2024 critical telehealth policies implemented during the pandemic to make it easier for individuals to access remote care and other emerging health care technologies.


“Telehealth has helped ensure patients across Wisconsin receive the quality care they need regardless of their zip code or ability to see a provider in person. We need to build on this progress,” said Rep. Ron Kind. “Today, I voted for bipartisan legislation to remove barriers to critical health care and expand access to the telehealth services Wisconsinites rely on.”

In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, Congress authorized bipartisan legislation expanding telehealth services for Medicare beneficiaries in March of 2020. Over the past two years, telehealth has increased access to services in rural communities and ensured continuity of care during challenging circumstances. Current telehealth provisions are set to expire five months after the pandemic health emergency ends. This act would extend critical telehealth policies under Medicare that were initially authorized at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic through 2024.

Rep. Kind is a member of the Health Subcommittee on the Ways and Means Committee, the most powerful – and the oldest – committee in the House of Representatives. It has jurisdiction over tax measures, the management of public debt, trade and tariff laws, Social Security, Medicare, pensions, and many other economic growth measures.

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