Eshoo Votes for Legislation to Expand Telehealth for Medicare

July 27, 2022
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) voted for H.R. 4040, the Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID–19 Act, bipartisan legislation to ensure telehealth services will continue to be available to Medicare patients through 2024, even after the public health emergency ends. The Department of Health and Human Services waived restrictions on telehealth coverage in traditional Medicare during the public health emergency, which allowed for the broad use of telehealth during the pandemic.

“The widespread adoption of telehealth during the pandemic has been a bright spot during a very dark time. Over 28 million Medicare beneficiaries used telehealth during the first year of the pandemic, demonstrating the long-term potential of telehealth to increase access to health care for seniors,” said Eshoo. “The legislation we passed today cuts red tape so that seniors can continue to receive care from their doctor at home via video or by phone.”