I totally agree with what Bettye Davis is saying about Denali Kid Care, children and pregnant women.
There is another group that concerns me, and that is the young adults that are 18 through about 28 years old that aren't in college, don't live at home and work 40-plus hour a week, and who don't have any medical or dental insurance. Their needs are also important. They want to be independent and on their own, but don't go to the doctor, the dentist or the eye doctor.
I have heard of a program called HERSA, through SEARHC, and it's based on your income so you can seek medical, dental and vision care based on your income. Our legislation can put this program under SEARHC and I am sure it would be utilized. In our small communities, we need more information. There is a great need for such programs so our young adults can be independant and stand on their own feet also.
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