COVID-19 Telehealth-Use Explosion Gets US Senators Crossing Party Lines To Expand Its Practice
Both GOP and Democratic senators praise the health care delivery option, introduce slate of bills to support telemedicine practices
Many US senators became telemedicine converts during this spring’s COVID-19 trial-by-fire use of the health care delivery option, and avidly pushed bills to back it at a mid-June hearing.
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