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Bills would expand VA telehealth services across state lines | MilitaryTimes
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Bills would expand VA telehealth services across state lines | MilitaryTimes

Telehealth services for veterans have expanded dramatically in recent years, but a group of lawmakers worries that federal rules governing that remote care haven’t kept up.

On Tuesday, a bipartisan group of House members and senators reintroduced legislation designed to boost access for veterans by easing those rules, arguing that patients in rural areas or facing travel difficulties are being disadvantaged by outdated regulations.

“This is allowing our veterans to access VA health care across state lines,” said Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and a National Guard veteran.

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