Right now, the Rhode Island Senate is considering a patient-friendly telemedicine bill that could help hundreds of Rhode Islanders who care for their parents and spouses so they can remain at home—where they want to be—instead of in costly taxpayer-funded institutions like nursing homes. 


If enacted, the bill will allow patients and their family caregivers to avoid unnecessary trips to a doctor's office by allowing the use of audiovisual or telephone technology to communicate with the patient from the patient's home. The bill requires Rhode Island health insurers to cover treatment provided through telemedicine as they would for in-person consultation.

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Dear [Decision Maker],

I urge you to support Senate Bill 2577. This bill helps Rhode Island family caregivers and the parents, spouses, and other loved ones they care for by making use of telehealth technologies to access the care they need where and when they need it.



Some 134,000 Rhode Island family caregivers, and the loved ones they help live independently, are counting on your support. Please pass Senate Bill 2577.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]