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The growing necessity of digitally connecting seniors to health care services has launched a debate on the pros and cons of expanding coverage of telehealth and telemedicine services. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have heightened the realization that access to medical care — both doctors and health facilities — can be cut off just when seniors may need it most. But even though digital communications and telemedicine can help to bridge this gap, many seniors don’t even know whether their health plan offers it — and that’s if they are digitally connected enough to access it.

Marlene Satter

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