During the peak of crack's popularity, Congress enacted harsh sentencing guidelines. Now, at the peak of opioids' popularity, Congress is taking a different approach and treating the issue not as a crime problem but as a public health problem.
In February, Congress broadened the use of telemedicine, expanding Medicare and Medicare Advantage coverage or virtual visits. But some providers worry they'll be paid less for virtual visits. They also worry about what's lost when a visit is conducted across a screen.