The Buckeye Institute: Proven Telehealth Policy Solution Passes Ohio General Assembly

Dec 09, 2021

Columbus, OH – Rea S. Hederman Jr., executive director of the Economic Research Center at The Buckeye Institute and vice president of policy, commented on the final vote on House Bill 122, which permanently expands access to telehealth for all Ohioans. The bill will now be sent to Governor Mike DeWine to await his signature.

“With the final approval of House Bill 122, Ohioans are one step closer to better and easier access to health care. At the start of the pandemic, The Buckeye Institute championed proven policy solutions that would help Ohioans see their doctors and other health care professionals. In that time, thousands of Ohioans have relied on and taken advantage of telehealth services to receive medical care. In sending House Bill 122 to Governor DeWine, the General Assembly has made it possible for all Ohioans—particularly the elderly and those in rural Ohio—to see their health care providers and get the care they need.” 

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