Survey Says: Voters Want Federal Government to Extend Telehealth Flexibilities

Telehealth flexibilities introduced during the COVID-19 crisis continue to provide improved access, convenience, and value for patients and consumers. Congress is considering whether to extend these flexibilities or let them expire at the end of the year. According to a recent survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of AHIP’s Coverage@Work campaign, voters who receive health coverage through their jobs value telehealth and want the federal government to extend the telehealth flexibilities.

Topline findings include:

  • * A majority of voters with employer-provided coverage (65%) are likely to consider seeing a doctor or being treated via telehealth, including a majority of voters with employer-provided coverage across age, income, and ethnicity groups.
  • * Nearly half (49%) say they are interested in using telehealth because of convenience, followed by 35% saying it saves time they would spend traveling to an appointment.
  • * A majority of voters with employer-provided coverage (82%) think it is important for the federal government to extend the telehealth flexibilities that individuals received during the COVID-19 pandemic, including a bipartisan majority of Democratic voters (95%), independent voters (77%), and Republican voters (70%).

Click here to view the survey results.


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