Thursday, June 17, 2010
In a May 9th article in the Parade Section of the Sunday Paper I found a great article that may help many uninsured people get help with medical expenses. You can see the full article on the Parade web site: http://www.parade.com/.
Since last September, more than 8,000 uninsured patients received treatment at C.A.R.E. Clinics in Houston, New Orleans, Little Rock, Kansas City, Hartford and Atlanta. 1,300 people received free medical care at the Atlanta one-day event.
At the Atlanta event, 60% of patients said they hadn't seen a doctor in at least a year and 20% hadn't had health care in more than 5 years.
These free clinics connect the uninsured with safety-net providers such as free clinics, sliding-scale clinics and federally qualified health centers near where they live so that patients can receive regular treatment on an ongoing basis.
The National Association of Free Clinics has a list of clinics across the US that help uninsured people get checked out for anything from hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, arthritis and more serious illnesses also.
You can get more information at: http://www.freeclinics.us/
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