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Walgreens, Insurers Push Expansion of Virtual Doctor Visits
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June 11, 2015

"The nation's largest drugstore chain is expanding a smartphone application it started testing last December to tablets and personal computers and plans to make it available in 25 states. The growth comes as major insurers UnitedHealth Group and Anthem prepare to expand their own non-emergency telemedicine services to about 40 million more people by next year.... The nation's largest health insurer, UnitedHealth Group Inc., started covering earlier this year telemedicine visits for about a million people with employer-sponsored health plans and expects to expand that to 20 million customers next year. Likewise, the Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer Anthem Inc. started its LiveHealth Online service in 2013 by offering it to a few thousand people."

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