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 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.
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