Confronting America's Health Care Crisis: Establishing a Clinic for the Medically Uninsured

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AuthorHouse, 2008 - 204 pages
Confronting America's Health Care Crisis is not just a book for those in the health care field. It is a book for investors, politicians, educators, and anyone who has a interest in reforming American's NUMBER ONE concern: ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE! Did you know there are 47 million medically uninsured Americans? What would you do if you lost your health care insurance? What would you do if your child became ill, and you did not have a clinic for his or her care? If you did not have health care insurance; where would you go if you had a cold or chronic illness? What would you do if you had a pre-existing medical conditon and you were denied medical insurance? How could you afford your medication if you did not have health care insurance? This book provides one solution to America's medical crisis. It gives solid answers for anyone interested in health care reform. This book demonstrates how a clinic was built without the support of local, state, or federal funds. It provides guidance, direciton, an outline, case studies and a business plan to build a clinic. It provides ways to work in the community gathering the needed in-kind donations, and it provides suggetions for overcoming the hurdles so that once the clinic is open and operational, it remains open. This book is a journey of one Nurse Practitioner and how she saw a need in her community and built a clinic for the medcially uninsured. This book demonstrates one solution for providing health care to those who are medically uninsured. Health care is not a privilege, no one should be denied adequate health care coverage regardless of ability to pay, or because of a pre-existing health care condtion which precludes him or her from receiving coverage.

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Contents

PARTI
1
PART II
9
PA R T III
29
PARTV
67
Case Studies
145
CASE 2 Health Care Screening
155
CASE 3 Administrative Hurdles
161
CASE 4 Medical Termination of Patient Care
169
PART TII ++++++
175
Conclusion
183
Former Mayor Kerry Donley
189
Copyright

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