“Online doctor visits can be easy, but Congress thinks they increase costs”

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WashingtonPost Online Doctor Visits

This Washington Post article by Phil Galewitz (produced by Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent program of the Kaiser Family Foundation) propagates some very basic misunderstandings about remote Doctor consultations that I think are worth highlighting.

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A woman sends blood pressure and pulse information to a doctor, who is visible on a monitor looking at aCT scan of the patient. (iStock)

Unless the video call tech doubles as a time machine (and could take you back 20 years to a time when CT scans were reviewed by Doctors after being printed onto Xray film) why would anyone pick such a ridiculous stock image?

Donna Miles didn’t feel like getting dressed and driving to her physician’s office or to a retailer’s health clinic near her Cincinnati home. For several days, she had thought she had thrush, a mouth infection that made her tongue sore and discolored…

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