Retail health clinics impeded in NY, other states (US)

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A potential market for telemedicine consults–and conceivably for telehealth–are retail health clinics which in many states are located inside drugstores (notably CVS and Walgreens) or free-standing. They provide quick attention to sudden non-emergency health problems, are convenient and furnish quality care for less: 30-40% less for same services than physician offices and 80% less than an ER (A&E, ED). New York with its crowded metro areas yet thinly populated upstate would seem to be perfect for this, but has the lowest number per capita. This article by Paul Howard of the Manhattan Institute’s Center for Medical Progress, tells us what’s in the way in One health-care answer