The Pennsylvania Senate has pased a telemedicine proposal

11.04.19 | Brandon Dickson

The bill would require health insurance companies to cover remote medical services.

The measure now goes to the state House Health Committee where it may face a roadblock.

A similar plan failed to advance to a vote last year after getting caught up in the politics of abortion.

At the time, Republican state Representative Kathy Rapp insisted that a rule be added to ban telemedicine services from prescribing a medication abortion.

Rapp now chairs the House Health Committee.