Virtual care becomes a common cause in a divided Congress

Congress appears poised to let millions of Medicare recipients continue to video chat with their doctors after the pandemic is over.

A set of telemedicine policies the Trump administration adopted during lockdowns is emerging as an unexpected bipartisan rallying point as lawmakers begin to weigh life after Covid-19. The coverage policies are due to lapse once the health emergency ends, which could limit telehealth payments to rural providers and doctors with existing relationships with patients.