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Why every American needs telemedicine

by Lauren Mandel and Leon Macapagal 

Say you get a cold, a pretty bad one. You want to see a doctor to get it checked out, maybe get some medication to speed up the healing process. But the problem is you don’t have time. Actually, you have more than one problem: Not only do you not have time, but you would need someone to watch your kids while you go.

Does this situation sound familiar to you? How many times have you forgone treatment or medical services because it wasn’t convenient for your schedule or for the rest of your family?

We’ve outlined the numbers that tell a story of how telemedicine should – and could – be the new way of health care for millions of Americans.

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What’s the best solution? GoHealth Access. Not only can you speak with board-certified doctors almost instantly, but you can save up to 60 percent on prescription drugs, check out your symptoms online, and so much more.

Sources: Merritt Hawkins, American Hospital Association, American Journal of Managed Care

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