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Removing Barriers to Online Medical Care 4/28/15 via CATO Institute

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by *GG*, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. *GG*

    *GG* senior member

    Concord, NH
    Posting this for the more open minded people on this forum, perhaps this will help those who are most severly affected and/or in parts of the world that do not have good Drs to treat our illness?

    Featuring Rene Quashie, Senior Counsel, Epstein, Becker & Green; and Jeff Rowes, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice; with a response from Josh Sharfstein, Associate Dean, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; moderated by Simon Lester, Trade Policy Analyst, Cato Institute.

    In the United States and around the world, medical treatment has traditionally been segregated along state lines. Recently, new technology has made the provision of medical care online (telemedicine) a possibility, and consumers could benefit greatly from this development. However, state and national regulations often interfere with online medical care when it crosses borders.

    Can these regulations be adjusted to allow interstate and international trade? What policy concerns might arise in relation to online medical services that might require continued government involvement? Are there constitutional issues at stake? For example, do government restrictions on doctors offering medical advice online constitute an abridgement of free speech? Join us for a discussion of these issues.

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  2. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

    Telemedicine is crucial if you're very sick (as we are), can't access specialist care locally (which almost none of us can) and can't travel. Even within the UK, let alone internationally, there's no telemedicine for PWME. In fact, it's hard to get your own GP to practice telemedicine with you when you're housebound and not able to attend the surgery.

    There's a desperate need for this. I think it would work better (and be safer) with a local partnering doctor to do any necessary physical examination and tests.
    WillowJ likes this.

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