After the passage of the Affordable Care Act, there seems to be a shortage of doctors and an increase of insured people. This has many State Medical Boards pushing for laws that would allow doctors to treat patients online and across state lines. The proposed plan aims to increase patients’ access to health care by making it easier for doctors already licensed in one state to obtain licensure in other states as well. The plan intends to give doctors more opportunities to treat patients by using “videoconferencing,” or other comparable technologies.
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