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Who should I contact for help if I don't have insurance?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine

People without health insurance should call the insurance board in their state, especially since the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010.  You can also visit the web site from the Department of Health and Human Services at www.hrsa.gov/osp/dfcr and click on “Obtaining Free Care.” Two other good web sites are www.insurekidsnow.gov and www.covertheuninsuredweek.org.  Finally, the Patient Advocate Foundation’s site at www.patientadvocate.org is run by a nonprofit that helps patients resolve insurance, job, and debt troubles that result from health problems.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
People without health insurance should call the insurance board in their state; to date, 30 states offer coverage for low-income residents who are uninsurable. They can also visit the Web site from the Department of Health and Human Services at http://www.hrsa.gov/osp/dfcr/ and click on "obtaining free care." Two other good Web sites are http://www.insurekidsnow.gov and http://www.CoverTheUninsuredWeek.org.
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