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H.R. 4040: Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID–19 Act of 2021

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To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend telehealth flexibilities under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Liz Cheney

Sponsor. Representative for Wyoming At Large. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 28, 2022
Length: 7 pages
Jun 22, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed House (Senate next) on Jul 27, 2022

This bill passed in the House on July 27, 2022 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

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9 Cosponsors (8 Democrats, 1 Republican)

18% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 4040 – Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act of 2022 (Jul 26, 2022)

What legislators are saying

Cheney, Dingell Applaud House Passage Of Legislation Expanding Telehealth Services
    — Rep. Liz Cheney [R-WY] (Sponsor) on Jul 27, 2022

Thompson Votes to Expand Telehealth Options and Modernize Health Care System
    — Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 27, 2022

Washington Review: August 1, 2022
    — Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8] on Aug 1, 2022

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Jun 22, 2021

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Jul 22, 2022
On House Schedule

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Jul 22, 2022
Text Published

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Jul 27, 2022
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 4040 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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