Where Poverty Makes Sick

Where Poverty Makes Sick

Jan. 2016

33 million people in the United States of America have no health insurance. Among other things with the promise to reform the health

care system US President Barack Obama won his election campaign in 2009. But despite ‘Obamacare‘ particularly in rural areas, many

people have no access to basic medical care. The regulations for the newly mandatory insurance are complicated. They must rely on charitable institutions such as ‘Remote Area Medical‘ (RAM), where physicians work as volunteers. Temporary clinics are built for a weekend for

example in schools. Some patients wait for days in lines to make sure they get free treatment. 

In Appalachia – in the eastern USA – the need is greatest. An estimated 180,000 people in various circumstances are excluded from regular health care. 

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