This is happening in Houston today, to help those who do not have insurance and will be televised on the Dr. Oz Show in October. I am guessing part of the reason that Texas was chosen is due to the fact that they have more uninsured than in any other state. Hats off and nice work for Dr. Oz and the National Association of Free Clinics. I looked at the website and you can find listing in each state, well worth taking a look if you need help. Interesting though how the County of Orange in California is missing. There is one dental office in Orange county on their own that offers free dental care and one office with free medical care for those unemployed and services are open on Saturdays.
We just witnessed a similar effort here in Los Angeles with Remote Area Medical. You can also listen to Larry King interview Stan Brock about how the effort all came about and the services they provided. I covered pretty much the day to day activity while they were here in Los Angeles and made up a widget so those interested at the time could easily tune in.
Dr. Oz and the Free Clinics Group has over 700 volunteers to help make today a success and has a mini lab, mini ER rooms, etc. set up and ready to go. In contrast, announced today, Aetna Healthcare pays out a dividend to their shareholders. What’s wrong with this picture? BD
Dr. Mehmet Oz – Does Not Care Which Plan We Pick – Says They all Won’t Work and the True Answer is LifestyleThe Oprah Show – Dr. Oz Explores and Explains Regenerative Medicine
Dr. Oz (as seen on Oprah) Discusses How Electronic Medical Records Improve Care – New York Presbyterian moves forward from pilot program
Technorati Tags: Oprah, electronic medical records, healthcare, EHR, PHR, Microsoft, personal health records, Healthcare Reform, Obesity, smart patient, Dr Oz Show, healthcare reform, Aetna, free healthcare, Remote Area Medical