Telehealth Could Decrease Spending On Climate-Related Health Conditions

By Emma Beavins / June 30, 2023 at 11:44 AM
The Congressional Budget Office expects wildfires, among other disasters, to increase Medicare spending on climate-related health conditions and increase the budget deficit, but an occupational therapist points out telehealth can ease the adverse and debilitating health consequences of wildfire smoke. Smoke from raging Canadian wildfires has clogged the Eastern seaboard and Midwestern cities in June, most recently hitting Chicago and Detroit and returning to Washington D.C. and New York State for the second time this month. The Centers for Disease...

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