Doctors On Demand: Would You Use an Uber for Doctors? – Learn Liberty

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“Doctors On Demand: Would You Use an Uber for Doctors?” presented by Learn Liberty. What if seeing a doctor could be easy as getting an Uber? Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center Adam Thierer looks at one of the newest innovations on the free-market frontier of health care. Doctors are making real house calls arranged by new smartphone apps. Would you use an app like this to see a doctor in your own home? Should an “Uber for Doctors” app be regulated by the government? Learn More:

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