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RAM to Provide Free Dental, Vision Care at Knoxville Veterans Stand Down on Nov. 10th

Remote Area Medical is proud to participate in the 2012 Knoxville Veterans Stand Down, the 12th annual consecutive event of its kind in Knoxville. The event will offer a variety of services to veterans and is a collaborative effort between various groups, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, Volunteers of America, Army National Guard, Women . . . → Read More: RAM to Provide Free Dental, Vision Care at Knoxville Veterans Stand Down on Nov. 10th

Blue Shield of California To Return $50 Million to Health Insurance Customers

Merry Christmas!  Blue Shield of California has announced that it will be returning $50 million to members this year, most of them on their December bills.  For members with individual health insurance policies (i.e. not on employer-based group health insurance plans) that roughly translates into an average of $25 for an individual policyholder and $75 for a . . . → Read More: Blue Shield of California To Return $50 Million to Health Insurance Customers

Minnesota Department of Health Offering Free Mammograms Year-Round

With National Breast Cancer Awareness Month almost over, we wanted to highlight some of the great free mammogram programs that go on year-round. One great one is in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) offers free mammograms and Pap tests year-round for women who qualify. The mammograms are offered through the Sage Screening Program, . . . → Read More: Minnesota Department of Health Offering Free Mammograms Year-Round

Where Will the Uninsured Go?

Interesting story in The Los Angeles Times. Jode Towe and his wife, Yamira, own a small trucking business in Tennessee. Last year, he felt something in his throat:

The Towes were able to pay cash for the first round of doctor visits this spring: $80 for the first trip to the clinic, approximately $600 for . . . → Read More: Where Will the Uninsured Go?

Free Mammograms Offered in Austin, Texas on November 23rd, 24th

If you are uninsured, need a mammogram and are in the Austin, Texas area, here’s a great opportunity. allgo is collaborating with the Seton Cancer Screening Program to provide free mammograms to women in the Austin area. Breast self-exam teaching and pamphlets will also be provided.

To quality for a free mammogram, you must meet . . . → Read More: Free Mammograms Offered in Austin, Texas on November 23rd, 24th

Finding Cheaper, More Affordable Flovent… Somehow

At almost $115 a pop, it’s probably no surprise that we get lots of questions about trying to find cheaper, more affordable sources for the Flovent diskus. If you have asthma, the Flovent diskus is one of the most commonly-prescribed treatments, but unfortunately, it’s also very pricey.

The bad news is that GlaxoSmithKline’s patents . . . → Read More: Finding Cheaper, More Affordable Flovent… Somehow

Free Mammograms in Michigan on November 10th… Call Now!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month may almost be over, but if you haven’t had your mammogram this year, there are still some free mammogram events out there waiting for you.

In Michigan, Regional Medical Imaging (RMI) is offering Free Mammogram Days on a quarterly basis, and the next one is Saturday, November 10th. “While there’s obviously . . . → Read More: Free Mammograms in Michigan on November 10th… Call Now!

Settlement To Help Medicare Dementia Patients and Others

Some major news for Medicare patients and their families:

Should the federal government cover the costs of many kinds of treatments for patients who aren’t going to get any better?

It didn’t, for many years. But after the settlement of a landmark class-action lawsuit this week, Medicare will soon begin paying more often for . . . → Read More: Settlement To Help Medicare Dementia Patients and Others

1.2 Million Californians Have Lost Employer Health Insurance Since 2009

Some food for thought for the weekend:

About 1.2 million Californians lost employer health benefits during the recession while enrollment surged in government insurance programs, a new study finds.

The number of people getting health insurance at work has been steadily declining for years in the Golden State, but those losses accelerated from 2009 to . . . → Read More: 1.2 Million Californians Have Lost Employer Health Insurance Since 2009

Free Mammogram Clinic in Nashville in October and November

If you’re a music industry veteran in Nashville, this could be very good news. In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, MusiCares is offering free mammograms and clinical breast exams in Nashville during the months of October & November to women in the music industry who are in need of these services. If you . . . → Read More: Free Mammogram Clinic in Nashville in October and November