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Senators introduce bipartisan bill aimed at safeguarding rural telehealth access

U.S. senators this past week introduced another bill aimed at making telehealth flexibilities permanent under Medicare – including audio-only telehealth appointments. The Protecting Rural Telehealth Access Act is geared toward ensuring underserved community health providers are able to continue accessing virtual care beyond the end of the public health emergency.   “The COVID-19 pandemic reiterated… Read More »

Senate nears relief bill votes after half-day GOP delay

WASHINGTON — The Senate steered toward a voting marathon on Democrats’ $ 1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill on Friday after enduring an extraordinary half-day holdup forced by a Republican foe of President Joe Biden’s top legislative priority. The chamber planned to begin voting around midday on a mountain of amendments, mostly by GOP opponents and… Read More »

Senate to vote on $500 billion GOP coronavirus stimulus bill Wednesday

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 10, 2020. Joshua Roberts | Reuters The Senate will vote on a $ 500 billion coronavirus stimulus bill on Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday, as a larger bipartisan deal remains elusive despite continued talks between top… Read More »