Few over 50 have tried telehealth and most see in-person care as better — but half would consider it for encounters with their primary providers.

The technology is there. The funding is nearly there. And the health providers are getting there.

But a new national poll suggests that people over 50 aren’t quite ready to fully embrace virtual health visits with their doctors and other providers – also known as telehealth.

Only 4% of those polled by the National Poll on Healthy Aging had had a video-based telehealth visit with a provider via smartphone or computer in the past year. Their reactions were mixed.

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