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Friday, March 6, 2015

Senator pushes telemedicine after opposing it for women

Posted By on Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 12:56 PM

click to enlarge SEN. JOHN COOPER: Supports telemedicine, except for certain women.
  • SEN. JOHN COOPER: Supports telemedicine, except for certain women.
Bill filings today include teabagging Sen. John Cooper's bill to encourage the use of telemedicine in Arkansas. 

Why?

From the preamble:

 Despite continuous efforts to encourage and develop access to health care in all areas of our state, many of our citizens still face critical barriers and are an underserved sector as it pertains to meaningful access for appropriate primary health care when it is needed;

Yes, of course Cooper supported the bill to PROHIBIT TELEMEDICINE in one particular case — that of women seeking a pill that, in a couple of days, is intended to induce a miscarriage in the first eight weeks of pregnancy.

Many women in the state do face critical — and increasing — barriers to full health care, including coverage of contraceptives. But that's different.

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