Clinics Like Ours Are Saving American Lives
We believe that regardless of economic standing or ability to afford health insurance, that everyone deserves proper medical care. At Family Medical Clinic Kendall, we accept patients without health insurance. All of our healthcare costs are fair and affordable. We understand that being uninsured or underinsured in America isn’t just frightening – it can be deadly.
As of last fall, nearly 28 million Americans were uninsured. Under proposed policy reforms, millions more could lose their coverage. Policy leaders are trying to reach beyond the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to a single-payer, national health insurance system that would cover every American.
A comprehensive review of studies published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (the official journal of the American College of Physicians) has found that thousands of people die each year because they don’t have health coverage. It reported that a “…mounting body of evidence indicates that lack of health insurance decreases survival…” and also that there is a connection between lack of health insurance and preventable deaths.
According to the Physicians for a National Health Program organization, there is strong scientific agreement that lack of health insurance leads to tens of thousands of deaths annually. Further proposed health bills could result in even more Americans losing health coverage, resulting in a dramatic increase in preventable deaths.
It has been found that not having insurance or being underinsured, particularly related to the diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure, along with other illnesses including breast cancer and major trauma, contribute to preventable mortality.
Family Medical Clinic Kendall is an inner-city health clinic in Miami. We care about our community members in the Miami area and urge them to visit us when they need health services, regardless of insurance coverage status. Don’t put your health, or your life, at risk by delaying necessary medical treatment because of your economic situation. No appointment is required. Located at 9000 SW 137th Avenue, Suite 111, in Miami, we offer a walk-in clinic, urgent care and a lab & diagnostics. Call us today at (305) 603-7824.