Consumers with health saving accounts and high-deducible health plans would be able to continue to access telehealth services without having to meet their minimum deductible under legislation reintroduced in Congress last week.

"During the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth became an important tool used by families, seniors and rural communities to access quality, affordable health care," said Rep. Michelle Steel, R-Calif. "The expiration of the CARES Act provision will negatively impact more than 32 million HSA enrollees and 20% of the American workforce who currently enjoy the option to utilize telehealth. I am proud to lead this commonsense bipartisan measure to permanently expand access to telemedicine."

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