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The Doctor Will Click On You Now, But Can She Feel Your Pain In An E-visit? - Yahoo Finance








Health Law Lawsuits Dominate Week Ahead In Washington | Here & Now




House Speaker John Boehner, pictured here on July 11, 2014, intends to sue the president over his last-minute changes to the health law. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

"It's an adoption process. They understand it, and use it." Jennifer Forsyth, who runs a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit called Donate Local Pittsburgh, said the idea of not having to trek to a busy urgent care center or ER drew her to telemedicine just before Christmas last year. She had a migraine and a stuffy nose, she said, and the doctor she normally sees was unavailable over the holiday. So she checked in with Teladoc, offered free through her insurance plan. She was quizzed about the pain and what it "felt like" when she pressed her sinuses, she said, before getting a prescription for an antibiotic. "When you're sick on a holiday and you don't have a doctor around, you don't even have to leave the house," she said in a telephone interview. "If it's something minor like that, where you pretty much know what you have, it's very convenient." High Deductibles Consumers in plans with high-deductibles who pay a larger share of their up-front health care costs also like the plans, said MDLive CEO Randy Parker in a telephone interview.
The Doctor Will Click on You Now, but Can She Feel Your Pain in an E-Visit? - Yahoo Finance

















(Mark Wilson/Getty Images) This week, lawmakers in the House of Representatives will vote on Speaker John Boehners resolution to sue President Obama for waiving the Affordable Care Acts (ACA) employer mandate last year without the consent of Congress. Also this week, a federal appeals court could issue a much-anticipated ruling about who can receive subsidies to afford health insurance under the ACA. And as the days tick down to their August recess, the House this week view site… Simring will also vote a plan to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent until May. NPRs Ron Elving discusses the week ahead in politics with Here & Now s Meghna Chakrabarti. Guest Ron Elving , senior editor and correspondent for NPR. He tweets @relving . Other stories from Monday's show
Health Law Lawsuits Dominate Week Ahead In Washington | Here & Now




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