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Telemedicine to the rescue

With the current COVID-19 epidemic, health service providers are utilizing services that connect doctors and patients remotely, called telemedicine. Telemedicine allows patients to receive health care without physically meeting a doctor. Through telemedicine, patients can discuss symptoms, learn treatment options, and even get prescriptions. Doctors can go as far as monitoring readings from medical devices. Why telemedicine is not commonly practiced For some people, telemedicine is something you may be hearing about for the first time. This is because apart from the usual technological impediments and people's reluctance to use it, telemedicine faces a lot of regulatory burden. Due to the nature...

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Pandemic? In Minnesota, Not Yet

The news is all COVID-19, all the time. But how serious is the epidemic so far, here in Minnesota? A friend emailed this analysis, which suggests that the virus has a long way to go--here at least--before it should be causing a panic. I thought I would share with you the spreadsheet I started last week to summarize the daily MN Dept. of Health COVID-19 status report. The department’s website indicates that it has been collecting data since January 20, which means that we’re almost 60 days into their tracking exercise, with less than 90 reported cases in Minnesota, a state...

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How to Save BIG $$$ on Prescriptions

I believe this is the first American Experiment post that could lead to immediate and direct savings to your family’s budget.  I only ask that, if you do experience significant savings, you remember where you first heard about this cost saving source and support our important work with a tax-deductible contribution. For nearly 30 years American Experiment has delivered relevant intellectual ammunition and sound public policy ideas for the purpose of building a Culture of Prosperity for Minnesota and the Nation.  Today I’m very excited to tell you about a drug purchasing option that could immediately save you a lot of...

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