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S. 2741 (116th): Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act of 2019

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A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand access to telehealth services, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Brian Schatz

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Hawaii. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 30, 2019
Length: 18 pages
Oct 30, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 30, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


46 Cosponsors (23 Republicans, 22 Democrats, 1 Independent)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Schatz, Senators Demand FCC Increase Funding For Health Providers, Help Expand Telehealth Services During Pandemic
    — Sen. Brian Schatz [D-HI] (Sponsor) on Aug 21, 2020

Murkowski Joins Bipartisan Group Of Senators To Call For $2 Billion In New Federal Funding To Help Health Care Providers Expand Telehealth Services During Pandemic
    — Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK] (Co-sponsor) on May 11, 2020

OHalleran, Smith Lead Bipartisan Group to Call on Congressional Leadership to Prioritize Seniors Health During Coronavirus Crisis
    — Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1] on Mar 23, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates S. 2714 will add $2.5 billion in new spending through 2029.


Oct 30, 2019

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S. 2741 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 2741. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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