The Healthcare Problem Nearly 48 million Americans are uninsured. A report by the Institute of Medicine & Health states that unnecessary care accounts for one-third to one-half of all health care costs, which equal hundreds of billions of dollars, in addition to the half-a-trillion per year experts attribute to lost productivity and disability. As an expected thirty-million new Americans acquire health coverage, organizations are looking for new innovative ways to reduce benefit cost. There is also the fear that there will be a shortage of doctors to handle the influx of new patients. As a result, there has been an increased focus on technology and in particular telemedicine to connect patients to doctors via telephone, video or email, which reduces healthcare costs. Telemedicine also provides patients with less expensive, quality care, as opposed to more expensive and less productive settings such as an urgent care center or emergency room. The Solution There is clear indication that the telemedicine industry is at the tipping point of going mainstream pushed by the implementation of healthcare reforms, escalating costs of facility-based care, economic stagnation, shortage of primary care physicians and nurses, aging baby boomers and increasing consumer demand. A closer look at U.S. trends suggests that telemedicine market growth has been driven by the implementation of the Obama administration's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), a two-year-old law that has intensified the focus on telemedicine as a way to treat an increasing number of people who will be seeking health insurance and medical services. Telemedicine technology enables healthcare personnel to meet this increasing demand without delays in treatment or rationing care, the BCC Research report concludes. MyTelemedicine.com is committed to revolutionizing healthcare by setting telemedicine's highest industry standards and designing the most up-to-date healthcare programs. Our national network of U.S. board-certified physicians are some of the most credentialed in the industry today. They include primary care doctors, internists, emergency room doctors as well as licensed pediatricians. MyTelemedicine.com physicians are available 24/7/365 and provide members with convenient, quality medical consultations via telephone, secure video and secure email. Our physicians can diagnose many common conditions and recommend treatment plans including non-controlled prescription medication as necessary.