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Removing Barriers to Online Medical Care

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In the United States and around the world, medical treatment has traditionally been segregated along state lines. Recently, new technology has made the provision of medical care online (telemedicine) a possibility, and consumers could benefit greatly from this development. However, state and national regulations often interfere with online medical care when it crosses borders. For example, do government restrictions on doctors offering medical advice online constitute an abridgment of free speech? Jeff Rowes, a senior attorney at the Institute for Justice.