Bill forbids upcharge for "telemedicine" insurance

Mar 28, 2013

The Missouri Senate has approved legislation requiring insurance companies to cover medical services provided electronically if they cover for the same service delivered in person.

Under the legislation, people receiving medical treatment through "telemedicine" would not face higher co-pays or deductibles than they would for a face-to-face doctor visit.

Senators voted 34-0 today to send the measure to the House.