Telehealth Only Health Plans (2) – House Committee Reported and MH SUD Community Opposition (HR 824)

AAHD and the Lakeshore Foundation have joined national MH and SUD organizations opposing HR 824. The legislation would allow establishment of Stand-Alone Telehealth-Only Health Plans, not subject to health insurance regulation, including the MHPAEA parity obligations. Such proposed plans could prohibit in-person services.  The House Education and Manpower Committee has “reported” the legislation and the House Energy and Commerce Committee has included the legislation in its planned “mark-up.” We posted our opposition efforts on June 6. The June 20 letter, led by NAMI, Kennedy Forum, and APA-psychiatry, including AAHD and Lakeshore, is here: PDF.