Pennsylvania hospitals and other providers want to expand their telehealth services. But that means investing in technology, equipment, and new ways of providing medical care. That's difficult for hospitals to do without knowing if insurance companies will pay for these services.
The Affordable Care Act's penalty for choosing to go without health insurance was eliminated as part of the nation's new tax law, passed at the end of 2017. This penalty, also referred to as the "individual mandate," will stop as of January 1, 2019.