Understanding Local Politics

After living in my home for a few years, I realized that I really needed to start caring more about local politics. I started going through and reading up on the latest judgements that our city voted on, and it was really fascinating to see what they came up with. I realized that if I wanted things to go my way, I needed to become more anxiously involved with local city matters. I started paying closer attention to the city newsletter and sitting in on city council meetings. This blog is all about understanding local politics and doing your part to make things right.

Tips For Getting Medical Care When You Don't Have Insurance Coverage

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Too many people will let their health concerns slide because they do not know how to get the medical help they need without going into major debt. Those without insurance often find themselves unable to visit a regular doctor because they do not have the funds to pay the full price upfront for the visit. Instead of always running to the hospital ER for treatment for minor issues, you will want to check out the following advice. Here are some things you can do in order to get the medical care you need when you do not currently have insurance coverage:

Find A Sliding Scale Medical Clinic

There are some medical clinics out there that will offer sliding scale fees. This means that you will provide proof of your income and they will determine, based on their existing sliding scale, how much you need to pay for your office visits. If you are currently experiencing extreme financial difficulty, there is a chance that you might not have to pay anything at all for the visit. If you are on the lower end of the sliding scale, the medical office may offer assistance in the way of providing you with an application for government medical assistance.

Specifically Ask For Generic Prescriptions

When you are at the doctor and you are told that you need some prescription medication, you will want to request that your doctor provide a script for generic medications. Also, some of the major supermarkets that have a pharmacy in them might have a list of medications that are available at a low cost. If you print off this list and take it with you to the doctor, you can ask the doctor to see if any of the medications on that list would work for you, instead of another brand that would cost you a lot more. For many people, this makes a big difference. Instead of having to go without the required medication, you can get all of the help that you really need.

It is important to make sure that you are seeking medical advice when something is going wrong with you. Ignoring your medical issues may cause them to get a lot worse, requiring you to take more time off of work to heal. This may also make it harder to fight off whatever it is that is causing you to feel ill. 

Reach out to a health care center near you for more information.   


19 October 2021