Don’t Drop the Call for Telemedicine

Source: Show-Me Institute
by Elias Tsapelas

“Is the dysfunction of Missouri’s legislature going to claim another victim? With just a few days left to go in this year’s legislative session, the odds of any bills that improve Missouri’s telemedicine laws making it across the finish line get smaller by the day. Several months ago, I wrote about the positive developments in the world of telemedicine, and the laws Missouri needs to change to bring these benefits to state residents. I was optimistic because several bills expanding the role of telemedicine received hearings near the start of this year’s legislative session, and there was little to no opposition voiced against the changes. Unfortunately, for reasons unknown to me, the telemedicine bills haven’t moved much since their public hearings.” (05/15/24)