House Expected To Pass Telemedicine Bill

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The Vermont House is expected to pass and send to the Senate a bill that would require health insurance companies to cover telemedicine to the same degree that they do in-person medical consultations.

Telemedicine is the use of communications technology to allow health professionals to offer their expertise from a remote location.

Supporters say it will allow greater access for Vermonters, especially in rural locations, to the expertise of medical specialists.

The measure was advanced on a unanimous voice vote on Wednesday, and is expected to win final passage on Thursday before moving to the Senate.

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