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The Doctor Will See You Online; Telemedicine Rankles Some CT Physicians

The Doctor Will See You Online; Telemedicine Rankles Some CT Physicians

Let's say it's a Saturday night and you've developed a rash, or you're on vacation in another state and you've started feeling ill. Depending on your health plan, you might be able to get help by opening a computer or turning on your smartphone. The service is called telemedicine, where patients video-chat online live with a doctor to get medical treatment, and it has gained as solid foothold in Connecticut. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut recently announced it is broadening its own brand of 24-hour, 7-days-a-week video medicine available on smartphone, tablet or computer. The Anthem service is called LiveHealth Online, where "the doctors...

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