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Thursday, 14 March 2013

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Health experts say an Obama administration plan requiring patients to undergo routine physical examinations via Skype is drawing objections from the public.

The proposal is part of the administration's controversial healthcare plan and White House spokesperson Neutrogena Fudge claims the Skype exams would save millions of dollars per year in healthcare costs. "Patients won't have to pay for gas to go see their doctor, and the doctors will save on examination table paper," said Fudge.

But many are dissatisfied with the plan. At a public forum today, a cranky 68-year-old named Rance Wormley asked, "So, I would have to grasp my own private parts while my doctor tells me to turn my head and cough while he watches on his computer screen? I don't even have a computer. What am I supposed to do, use the one at the library?"

Meanwhile, Apple announced today that it is readying several new high-tech products that can be used for the Skype-based exams, including a wireless tongue depressor and a thermometer that doubles as a smart pen.

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