Clinton on Removing Artificial Barriers to Telemedicine

Last week, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton publicly supported Medicare reimbursement for telemedicine and solving the interstate licensure issues to reduce artificial barriers to health care.

Politico reports that the 2016 presidential candidate expressed her support at a campaign event in Iowa:

“[I]t’s still too difficult for families in rural America to find quality, affordable healthcare. And I know many families here in Iowa are worried about even more rural hospitals closing. Telemedicine can help — and we should streamline licensing and explore how to make that reimbursable under Medicare.”

Clinton’s remarks come shortly after a recent Iowa Supreme Court ruling allowing the prescribing and dispensing of abortion-inducing medication through telemedicine. Clinton stated, “This shouldn’t have to be said, but how can anyone be advocating for denying women access to healthcare?”

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