H. R. 6644, To require group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage to provide coverage for services furnished via telehealth if such services would be covered if furnished in-person during the COVID-19 emergency.

Summary: To require group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage to provide coverage for services furnished via telehealth if such services would be covered if furnished in-person during the COVID-19 emergency. (Cosponsors)

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 06/11/20.

STATUS: Introduced 04/28/20 by Rep. Schrier, Kim [D-WA-8].

INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:

  • “Even though COVID-19 is top of mind for everyone right now, people still need to be able to access the everyday health care and medical advice they need,” said Rep. Schrier. “Dr. Roe and I want to make sure that this is done as safely as possible for both patients and doctors. By requiring plans to cover telehealth visits the same way they cover in-person visits, patients can still see their doctors without risking unnecessary exposure to COVID-19. And doctor’s offices can keep their doors open, care for their patients, and ensure they are still there after the pandemic.” (Source: Rep. Schrier, Press Release, 4/28/20)

ADDITIONAL DETAIL: 

Link to the text of the bill.

Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.

Link to bill information on GovTrack .