We all remember last year when Remote Area Medical was able to provide free medical care to over 5,000 individuals at the Los Angeles Forum. They are coming back for a second helping hand. This time not at the Forum but at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. They are looking for volunteers now and the information is included below. Also I made up the widget you see below that can be copied and added to any website that has their RAMLosAngeles updates as they post them. I also have the widget on this blog for reference, so it’s a good think I kept it going as we will be getting more updates. Right now RAM is in Haiti and flew in their DC 3 with supplies and personnel to help the earthquake victims.
What is interesting here too is that this appeared on the LA Care website that helps find “free” or low cost health insurance plans for residents of Los Angeles County. You can also visit the Remote Area Medical Website and see what is on the agenda for 2010 for additional clinics that have been scheduled. Hat’s off to their fine efforts in Haiti, we appreciate their efforts in helping the healthcare crisis we have on our own home grounds.
This is me thinking out loud here, but recently we saw the birth of a new television show with the CEO of Waste Management learning about the human side of life through walking in other people’s shoes and seeing what they experience. Something along those lines with participating and experiencing what individuals do in the US who are struggling by attending one of these events “undercover” would certainly serve to open many eyes.
Until someone visibly sees what is happening and has some experience by perhaps walking in another's shoes, it just doesn’t seem to get the attention and urgency it needs, and healthcare reform is very urgent right now in the US. If we don’t all work together is will break the country as we don’t have the same alternatives we had years ago, those ideals are gone. BD
We need your help! RAM-LA needs doctors, nurses, dentists, hygienists, optometrists and nonmedical volunteers to help provide FREE medical, dental and vision care to thousands of LA County residents. Sign up now if you're interested in volunteering, or if you'd like to learn more about how you can help out at the next RAM-LA clinic.
L.A. Care Health Plan is a community-accountable health plan that serves nearly 800,000 Los Angeles County residents through four free or low-cost health insurance programs: Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, L.A. Care’s Healthy Kids and L.A. Care Health Plan Medicare Advantage HMO.
Our members have access to more than 10,000 providers — including doctors, specialists, hospitals and pharmacies — close to their homes, work, and schools.
L.A. Sports Arena
3939 North Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California, 90031
Please contact RAM-LA at email@example.com if you have any questions about this event.
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