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Remote Area Medical Day Three In LA – Employees of Local Governments, Long Beach City and Orange County Getting Care

Posted Aug 13 2009 6:26pm

In today’s update the video from CBS shows local government employees being taken care of, one with a $1000.00 co-payment for her child which image she could not afford for a two week check up.  When you watch the video you will see this is a very mixed crowd and they come from all over southern California. 

Remote Area Medical Website for Additional Information

Disability checks not large enough to cover one man’s need for glasses.  Many people today have insurance, but it’s not enough or the deductibles are too high and as one doctor who was interviewed in the video stated, there are also many who work for small companies who cannot afford to provide health insurance, so they go without.  She also stated there’s a much a need here in the US as well as other countries, she travels and has donated time in other countries and make the comparison. 

They can still use more volunteers too.  Use the link to the website below and there’s other additional information under the related reading section below which is a summary of all the posts about RMA in LA.   BD 

Volunteer Information

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Roughly 1,500 people with little or no health insurance are lining up daily to receive free medical care from professionals and volunteers at the L.A. Forum. Bill Whitaker reports.

L.A.'s Free Medical Care - CBS News Video

Related Reading:

USC Mobile School of Dentistry Joins Remote Area Medical at the Forum in Los Angeles

RamLosAngeles – Website Update With Additional Information – Day Two

Remote Area Medical – More Doctors & Dentists Needed – Video with Stan Brock and the Patients
Wendell Potter - Join Me in L.A. at the Los Angeles RAM (Remote Access Medical) Event
Remote Area Medical Los Angeles – Day One
Remote Area Medical Coming to Los Angeles – August 11-18th at the Forum
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