Digest This: Free or cheap health care

    Growing numbers of people are finding themselves without health insurance — but that doesn’t mean they are out of options.

    Discounted insurance, free medicine, and sliding-scale pricetags: they’re out there, and this week’s guests on Digest This can help you find them.

    Digest This is a weekly, hour-long online discussion hosted by WHYY’s Health and Science team. Join us every Tuesday at noon. Log in at lunchtime to pose questions to experts and our reporters, voice opinions, and connect to people with similar concerns.
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    THIS WEEK’S TOPIC: Free or cheap health care

    Growing numbers of people are finding themselves without health insurance — but that doesn’t mean they are out of options.

    Discounted insurance, free medicine, and sliding-scale pricetags: they’re out there, and our next guests on Digest This can help you find them.

    Discover what drug companies, state and federal governments, hospitals, doctors, and other organizations offer to help people get health care. Ask for advice or share what you’ve learned.

    When: 12:00 noon Tues, November 10th.

    Where:
    Right here. Click the button in the right sidebar review an archive of the chat.

    Moderator: Kerry Grens

    Our guests are:
    Rosen120x100Before cofounding Health Advocate, Marty Rosen served as Head of Communications for Aetna U.S. Healthcare where he was responsible for directing all communications and overseeing the company’s brand. He was previously a marketing executive at NYLCare Health Plans and Sanus Corporation Health Systems.

     

    Leibowitz100x120Abbie Leibowitz, MD is a co-founder, chief medical officer and EVP of Health Advocate, Inc. Previously, Dr. Leibowitz served as chief medical officer and other senior positions for Aetna U.S. Healthcare. He also spent 12 years in private pediatric practice.

     

     

    Weeks100x120Katy Weeks, Health Care Navigator at the Philadelphia Unemployment Project. Ms. Weeks assists families and individuals in accessing affordable health care.

     

     

    More info:

    See Kerry Grens’ story on free or cheap medical care for resources to help you find free or low-cost care.

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