Nationally, about 27 million people remain uninsured. While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid expansion made huge strides toward providing coverage to the uninsured, Kentucky’s proposed changes to Medicaid would impact expansion and current enrollees. The Kaiser Family Foundation recently updated its “Proposed Changes to Medicaid Expansion in Kentucky” which outlines a Fact Sheet of these changes and the potential fallout.
You can also find out where the U.S. stands on insurance coverage now that efforts to repeal and replace ACA have been suspended.
Access to health care should not be a political issue, which is easier said than done. Have A Heart Clinic volunteers agree that everyone should have equal access to quality, specialty care – regardless of income or other factors. The reality is that health care is not equal. People living in poverty cannot get the care they need. They avoid hospitals and doctors until they are extremely sick because they cannot afford care, they lack transportation, and/or they do not trust the health care system and providers.
Health equity and health care equity are human issues with permanent, but preventable, economic, social, and ethical costs. Preventing illness and treating our fellow community members is part of the human condition that left alone will keep our fellow Kentuckians sick and without care. We believe it is our moral and ethical duty to remove barriers to health for all people. We do this by being located near our patients’, providing transportation assistance, providing free outpatient cardiovascular care, and cultivating trust with every individual we treat.
Congratulations to Dr. Imburgia and the Have A Heart Clinic, both nominees for The Centerstone Healthcare Advocacy Award. The Award will be presented to an individual or organization that has worked to raise awareness of health challenges in our region and worked to affect change. Good luck to all the nominees!
Great article in Insider Louisville promoting the new downtown clinic. CLICK HERE to read the article!
We had another wonderful clinic day. We were able to help even more uninsured patients achieve improved cardiovascular health. Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers I am humbled and inspired by their dedication to help others.
Also please check out the article in MD-UPDATE about our clinic, patients and volunteers.
We had a wonderful open house. We at Have A Heart are humbled by the support and overwhelmed by your belief in our mission. With out the hard work of our incredible volunteers, the trust of our wonderful patients, and the generous gifts of our supporters we would not be able to provide the care we do.
Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers that helped with Saturday’s Have A Heart clinic. It was another incredible day. With out their help we could never touch as many lives as we do. They are proof that “LOVE is real; something concrete and displayed in how we live our lives. everyday”. Also since being in our new location the number of patients we have been able to see is up over 26%, how wonderful!! Open House next Saturday April 15 th and next clinic Wednesday even April 19th.
WHAS 11 recently interviewed Dr. Imburgia about the new clinic opening on Broadway.
Had our first office Saturday February 11, it was a wonderful success. Had our first evening clinic February 22 again a wonderful experience.
Thanks to Outcome Health for providing us with educational Video boards and we look forward to making our own educational videos to help the people we serve.
The next step is to complete our Cardiovascular Home/Care Coordinated model to help the sickest of our patients live a long healthier life.