Ohio Lawmakers Must Act Quickly to Expand Access to Telemedicine

Washington, DC – The following statement supports testimony submitted to the Ohio Senate Insurance and Financial Committee. The statement should be attributed to James Gelfand, Senior Vice President of Health Policy at The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC):

“As the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise, lawmakers must act quickly to limit everyone’s exposure to the virus. One way to do that is to allow Ohio residents to access health care providers from the safety of their homes.

For this reason, ERIC urges state lawmakers to swiftly pass H.B 679 and expand access to telemedicine across the state.

ERIC also commends Representatives Mark Fraizer and Adam Holmes for amending H.B. 679 to reflect our previously recommended changes. We confidently believe that the bill’s new, amended version gives Ohioans the best option to access care when and how they need it.”

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All media inquiries to The ERISA Industry Committee should be directed to:

Kelly Broadway, 202.627.1918, kbroadway@eric.org

About the ERISA Industry Committee
ERIC is a national advocacy organization that exclusively represents large employers that provide health, retirement, paid leave, and other benefits to their nationwide workforces. With member companies that are leaders in every sector of the economy, ERIC advocates on the federal, state, and local levels for policies that promote flexibility and uniformity in the administration of their employee benefit plans.