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Old 05-18-2010, 06:43 AM
 
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Default Health Care with No Insurance

My husband recently lost his job, and with it we lost our insurance. We were able to cover our children on soonercare but that still leaves me and him with no insurance. He is really sick and I'm afraid it's serious and he really needs medical attention. Does anyone know where we can go to a free clinic or work with a doctor that would take us on a sliding scale?

Thanks for your help!
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:24 PM
 
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The emergency room of any hospital. They cannot deny you care.
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Old 05-23-2010, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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The Okc health department might be an option...I know they do immunizations and well child check ups- not sure about adult visits though. Waiting time is long but it's free and better than paying hundreds of dollars for a sick visit.
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:04 AM
 
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Well we ended up in the emergency room. He was diagnosed with sudden onset diabetes, gastritis, low thyroid, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. They said it was the gastritis making him throw up blood. He had to stay in the hospital for 3 days. We qualified for several scholarship programs and will not have a bill, Thank God!
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:46 AM
 
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That is such a blessing! What a burden lifted off your shouldres. There is nothing more frightening than unknown medical conditions. Good luck
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Old 06-07-2010, 12:28 PM
 
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Since this thread will probably be getting attention for awhile, here is another resource:

[SIZE=2]http://www.kfor.com/news/local/kfor-news-okc-free-medical-care-story,0,4536209.story[/SIZE]
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Old 06-13-2010, 02:14 PM
 
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The emergency room of any hospital. They cannot deny you care.
They won't deny you immediate care so as not to die in the ER, but will they continue to treat you without charge so as to get better?

I'm glad things worked out for the original poster. It's a shame that people in America have to resort to searching for advice on the web when in dire medical need instead of just going to the doctor.
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:07 AM
 
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They won't deny you immediate care so as not to die in the ER, but will they continue to treat you without charge so as to get better?

I'm glad things worked out for the original poster. It's a shame that people in America have to resort to searching for advice on the web when in dire medical need instead of just going to the doctor.

This is the kind of thing that continues to make me scratch my head as to why anyone would be against universal health care. No one should be tied to a job so they won't lose their health care, nor should they have to be at risk of losing a life savings if a severe illness strikes.
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Old 06-25-2010, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Heart of Oklahoma
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I would try to get covered by OEPIC. It's Oklahoma's low-income health insurance program. Contact your local DHS office, or look up OEPIC on www.okdhs.org
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Old 06-26-2010, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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This is the kind of thing that continues to make me scratch my head as to why anyone would be against universal health care. No one should be tied to a job so they won't lose their health care, nor should they have to be at risk of losing a life savings if a severe illness strikes.
You took the words right out of my mouth. Seems people around here listen to too much talk radio and get a lot of misinformation from Millionaire airbags that use fear and anger to derail any hope of regular folks getting the medical help that they need.

Last edited by okie1962; 06-26-2010 at 11:31 AM.. Reason: messed up
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