Tuberville Joins Bipartisan Effort to Expand Access to Telehealth Services

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) joined Senators Wicker (R-MS), Thune (R-SD), Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Schatz (D-HI), Cardin (D-MD), and Warner (D-VA), to cosponsor the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act of 2021. This legislation would expand access to telehealth services by removing barriers to coverage, increase program integrity through education and oversight, and further the development of best practices with investment in data and testing models.

“As Alabamians fought the pandemic, telehealth services utilized technology to bring doctors and nurses into homes in rural communities, increasing access to medical care and ultimately saving lives,” said Senator Tuberville. “As we put COVID in our rearview mirror, it would be a mistake not to continue and expand on this lifesaving care by making access to telehealth services permanent. Where an individual lives should never be a barrier receiving quality healthcare, and this legislation works to ensure that is true.”

More information on the CONNECT for Health Act can be found here.

Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees.