DES PLAINES, Ill. – Working to ensure adequate health care coverage for Illinois residents during the COVID-19 crisis, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, has thrown his full support behind legislation which aims to require health insurers in Illinois cover all telehealth services.
“During such an unprecedented public health crisis we have to make sure that Illinois residents can access the critical health care they need while also keeping them and medical workers out of harm’s way,” Moylan said. “Telehealth has been essential throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and we should make sure that Illinois residents can receive the medical attention they need in whichever way they and their doctor determine to be most appropriate.”
Moylan has been an advocate for telehealth services throughout the COVID-19 crisis having promoted virtual care programs and passed Senate Bill 671 in the 101st General Assembly which would have required insurers to cover the cost of telehealth services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The Moylan-supported House Bill 3498 would require insurers to cover any clinically appropriate telehealth services, including mental health care, moving forward.
“Medical professionals and their patients are the only ones who should determine the methods in which a patient should receive care, not the health insurance companies or anyone else,” Moylan said. “In the last session the House was able to pass a bill to cover telehealth services for the duration of the pandemic. It is important that we pass this new bill this session because no one should have to compromise on their health care options during a once in a generation public health crisis.”
For questions concerning House Bill 3498, state issues, other legislation or district matters, please contact Moylan’s full-time constituent office at 847-635-6821 or email StateRepMoylan@gmail.com.
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