By Ian Coop

The White House is Strongly Supporting the Growth of Telehealth

The Trump Administration is asking private insurers to expand telehealth benefits to its members.

In fact, at a virtual “Roundtable Discussion on Embracing Technology and Telehealth,” the White House launched the Pledge to Embrace Technology to Advance America’s Health to assure people that “telehealth is here to stay,” according to a White House release.  In addition, in early August, the Trump Administration signed an executive order to extend telehealth services offered to Medicare beneficiaries.

“The onset of COVID-19 has challenged our Nation and the world to rethink the future of healthcare delivery. The Trump Administration is advancing our Nation’s health through a shared public and private sector commitment to emerging technologies that make high quality healthcare more accessible for all Americans,” U.S. Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios said.

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