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The Virtual Visit May Expand Access to Doctors
New York Times - Claire Cain Miller

Americans could soon be able to see a doctor without getting out of bed, in a modern-day version of the house call that takes place over the Web. OptumHealth, a division of UnitedHealth Group, the nation’s largest health insurer, plans to offer NowClinic, a service that connects patients and doctors using video chat, nationwide next year. It is introducing it state by state, starting with Texas, but not without resistance from state medical associations.

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