For Immediate Release:
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Telehealth HSA Legislation is Vital to Country’s Health
The Council for Affordable Health Coverage Calls on Congress to Extend 1st Dollar Coverage for Telehealth
Washington, D.C. (November 15, 2022) – The Council for Affordable Health Coverage (CAHC) is calling on Congress to permanently extend first-dollar coverage for telehealth services.
CAHC, along with more than 350 organizations, sent a letter to Congress asking lawmakers to include an extension allowing employers and health plans to offer telehealth services pre-deductible in its end-of-year legislation package. If Congress does not act, this provision will expire at the end of this year.
“Americans like receiving remote care and Congress should be doing everything it can to improve access through expanding things like telehealth. Being able to pay for remote visits through a health savings account makes sense and will help the millions of people across the country who use these helpful accounts to save and plan for their healthcare expenses,” said Joel White, President of CAHC.
Currently, the CARES Act allows people in high-deductible health plans to use their health savings accounts to access telehealth services, without first reaching their deductible.