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Can Obamacare Help the Homeless Get Medical Care?

As we head into the weekend, something to think about:

On a recent morning, Mack and Juan Rivera, a patient enrollment and eligibility manager with JWCH, walk down crowded 5th street, near the Midnight Mission. Their goal is to invite people into the clinic to enroll in Healthy Way LA. About 35 people a week . . . → Read More: Can Obamacare Help the Homeless Get Medical Care?

Could 90% of Uninsured Arizonans Get Help from Obamacare?

Denise Early, an independent insurance broker in Arizona, pulled some number on Obamacare’s effect on uninsured Arizonans:

Around 900,000 people living in Arizona do not have health insurance. Over 90% of them will get help from Obamacare.

94% of uninsured people in Tucson will get help paying for their health insurance under Obamacare, according to . . . → Read More: Could 90% of Uninsured Arizonans Get Help from Obamacare?

Why Would Someone Young and Healthy Buy Health Insurance?

We sometimes get asked that question. It usually goes something like this, “Why should I shell out a couple of hundred dollars a month for health insurance? What are the chances I need health insurance?”

What are the chances, indeed!

After leaving college at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh last year to move to . . . → Read More: Why Would Someone Young and Healthy Buy Health Insurance?

Reminder: Remote Area Medical to Bring Free Medical, Dental, Vision Care to Tennessee June 1st, 2nd

A head’s up to the our friends in the Southern States. The Remote Area Medical (RAM) mobile clinic will be visiting Cleveland High School in Cleveland, Tennessee on June 1st and 2nd, providing free medical, dental and vision care to the uninsured, underinsured, unemployed and anyone else who cannot pay for care, both adults and . . . → Read More: Reminder: Remote Area Medical to Bring Free Medical, Dental, Vision Care to Tennessee June 1st, 2nd

High-Deductible Health Insurance: My Mama Told Me, You Better Shop Around…

And the high-deductible health insurance plan is all part of the new normal:

When Maria and Vadim Brodsky’s then 7-year-old daughter needed an MRI two years ago to examine a tumor in her head, they took her to a hospital in their health plan’s network and were dismayed to receive a $4,500 bill.

The couple . . . → Read More: High-Deductible Health Insurance: My Mama Told Me, You Better Shop Around…

The Oregon Health Experiment: Does It All Boil Down to An Air Conditioner?

When it comes to the healthcare debate, Governor John Kitzhber of Oregon loves to tell a story about an air conditioner:

As it turns out, I have heard the air-conditioner story. Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) loves to tell the air-conditioner story. He loves to tell it so much, in fact, that it has become . . . → Read More: The Oregon Health Experiment: Does It All Boil Down to An Air Conditioner?

The Oregon Medicaid Lottery, a Winner’s Story

There’s been a lot of talk about the so-called Oregon Experiment. Oregon conducts an annual lottery for a few precious spots in its state Medicaid program. Recently, a group of researchers looked into the program, as a look as to whether an expanded Medicaid makes any difference to people’s health.

Well, Kaiser Health News . . . → Read More: The Oregon Medicaid Lottery, a Winner’s Story

Remote Area Medical To Bring Free Medical, Dental, Vision to Tennessee June 1st, 2nd

A head’s up to the our friends in the Southern States. The Remote Area Medical (RAM) mobile clinic will be visiting Cleveland High School in Cleveland, Tennessee on June 1st and 2nd, providing free medical, dental and vision care to the uninsured, underinsured, unemployed and anyone else who cannot pay for care, both adults and . . . → Read More: Remote Area Medical To Bring Free Medical, Dental, Vision to Tennessee June 1st, 2nd

Free Mammograms in Rochester New York on May 11th… Register Now!

Highland Breast Imaging Center, in conjunction with the Breast Cancer Coalition and the Cancer Services Program of Monroe County, will offer free mammograms to women 40 and older who do not have insurance. The event runs from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 11 at Highland Breast Imaging, 500 Red Creek Drive, Suite 130. Appointments . . . → Read More: Free Mammograms in Rochester New York on May 11th… Register Now!

The Remote Area Medical Documentary Is Here!

Interesting interview with Co-Producer/Co-Director Farihah Zaman about her film, ,”Remote Area Medical,” at the Hot Docs Film Festival on from April 25 to May 5:

Will you be seeing the Remote Area Medical documentary? Tell us about it in our discussion forum!