Remote Area Medical

With the help of medical drones, anyone might be able to provide emergency medical care at a disaster. By Michael Ollove
Hundreds of doctors and dentists are returning to their day jobs after spending three days a few miles from where I grew up treating patients -- human patients -- in animal stalls.
During many weekends in the spring and summer, tens of thousands of fans fill the seats at this racetrack, one of NASCAR's biggest. But over three days in late April or early May every year, the Speedway is transformed into an enormous pop-up health clinic.
he ramifications of the lack of proper health care go far beyond physical pain; it affects our ability to take care of our families, our pride, our sense of identity and self-worth.
You can say, and even believe, that the U.S. has the best health care system in the world if, as I did for many years, you associate only with other folks who share the same world view as you do and if you watch, read and listen to the media that reinforce your preconceived notions.
Far more Americans lack access to affordable dental care than to medical care. This lack of access is not just a problem for those most directly affected. All of us are paying a steep price.
I witnessed the visceral need for health care for all firsthand this April while filming a documentary about a free "pop-up" medical clinic set up on the NASCAR Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee by an organization called Remote Are Medical.
SEWANEE, Tenn. - As Robin Layman, a mother of two who has major health troubles but no insurance, arrived at a free clinic
RAM started as an airborne overseas operation where medical attention was provided to the most remote of areas. Now, about
The health care reform law will go a long way toward solving the access problem in this country. When fully implemented, the number of uninsured Americans will drop by an estimated 30 million. But more than 20 million others will still be uninsured.
I wish every candidate for public office would be required to spend an hour or two volunteering at one of the free clinics operated throughout the country by a nonprofit organization, Remote Area Medical.
Owners of health insurance company stock continued to get richer this week. But the only way to make the kind of money they're making is to spend far less paying their policyholders' medical claims than anyone thought possible.
As the new Congress seeks ways to starve the new health care reform law of necessary funding it's easy to lose sight of the reasons why reform was pursued in the first place.
What civilized country operates like this? In case God-and-country defenders of the status quo need reminding, America's for-profit health insurance system serves neither.
With all the talk in the media about health care reform, there are some who say we have the best health care system in the world. If this is true, then the definition I am choosing to use is the one I saw on display all last week.
Those who are opposing health care reform seem to think that if we provide services for the uninsured, that we will somehow be taking away from them.
The day before six centrist Senators signed a letter to halt health care reform, citizens were lining up for health care provided by Remote Area Medical, a non-profit relief corps dedicated to providing free health care.
Health care should not be a technocratic debate about "affordability." It should be a conversation about solutions to the fear that cripples a vast segment of the American public.
Hey, did you see that shocking video clip from 60 Minutes the other night? The one about an issue pivotal about the current Democratic campaign?