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Opinion: The 'Telehealth Modernization Act' overlooks the main obstacle to modernization

By CATO Insitute  
   February 23, 2021

Today, Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) re‐​introduced the Telehealth Modernization Act, which will codify and expand telehealth coverage for seniors in Medicare. This doesn't address the major obstacle that blocks patients from this great technological advance in 21st century medicine: state licensing laws prohibit patients from receiving care from health practitioners licensed out‐​of‐​state.

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