TeleHealth starts to be a wonderful option for times like we are crossing with Covid-19 and quarantine. But TeleHealth won’t work without reliable internet service. I read an article at A.A.R.P. bulletin relating to internet services for rural Americans, where the nearest Walmart is 200 miles away and the closest airport is around 100 miles.
Rural Americans will have to wait longer to use TeleHealth. How’s a country with so many choices to pick from leaves their most needy and vulnerable population without basic services?
How do you make a case and convince the telephone and fiber optics companies to come together in favor of their own customers?
The chances are that rural Americans won’t enjoy or participate in TeleHealth for at least 25 years from now.
Many get up to speed; many lack access. For more on TeleHealth, visit aarp.org/health/condition-treatments/.