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Health IT, Telehealth Would See Cuts in Suggested Trump Budget

Just as he did earlier this year with his spending proposal for the remainder of FY 2017, President Donald Trump has made waves on and off the Hill with the release of his FY 2018 budget blueprint. With its suggested broad cuts to health care and social welfare programs, including Medicaid, the document, dubbed “A […]

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Rural America Leads in Telehealth Innovation

One of the many health care-related challenges that Americans living in rural areas face is the staggering rate of hospital closures in recent years. Since 2010, rural hospitals have been closing at a rate of approximately one per month, leaving patients adrift and having to seek care elsewhere. But as a new Politico article illustrates, […]

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Recent UnitedHealth Study Projects Increased Telemedicine Demand as New Health Care Law Expands Coverage for Rural Communities

United Health’s Center for Health Reform and Modernization has published a working paper that reveals rural jurisdictions have a larger portion of Medicare and Medicaid reliant patients. However, the also study found that rural telemedicine networks operate at only 60% of the fields capacity, compared to 70% in urban areas. There are many changes the […]

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