Under Gov. Gina Raimondo, Rhode Island is aiming to rebuild its economy — once factory-based — around advanced industries such as biotech and software. With such projects as the Providence Innovation & Design District, the goal is to create good-paying jobs by attracting leading-edge companies to the state.
How odd, then, that the state legislature is considering a bill that would block an important health care innovation that would not only lower costs, but improve care as well. Senate Bill 2404 would dramatically restrict the use of online vision tests, an emerging telemedicine technology that is in use today. That’s bad news for Rhode Island.
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