New bill requires insurance to cover telehealth services

Brainerd Dispatch reports…

State lawmakers on Tuesday, April 14, ushered through the latest round of policy changes responding to the coronavirus pandemic along with an insulin program for low-income people and unemployed people. But partisan divisions emerged as the state entered its second month in a peacetime emergency.

And the bill includes telehealth…

The bill would also boost funding to food banks and require health insurance plans to cover telehealth services during the pandemic. The plan passed the Minnesota House of Representatives on a 103-31 vote and a 64-3 vote in the Senate. And Gov. Tim Walz was expected to sign it into law.

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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