Friday, July 31, 2009

Bulletin: Free Medical Care for the Uninsured!

Many Thanks to Kim Greesheilds of AIDS Service Center in Pasadena for forwarding this to me:

Read it all. Hugely important.

If this doesn't prove the need for national single payer healthcare I don't think anything will.

Remote Area Medical is coming to the Forum in Inglewood August 11-18. This organization provides free vision, medical and dental care to anyone without insurance. It was formed to work primarily in the developing world but lately is serving thousands of people in the USA. They're still recruiting volunteer doctors and medical personnel (see below). Please note this information for anyone you know who's unemployed, uninsured, underinsured, or can't pay. This will be an amazing week in which (hopefully) thousands here will get badly needed care, and the need for universal health coverage will be dramatically evident in our country.
PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY! Please do not reply to this forwarded email.
Contact information is below.

RAM Los AngelesDates: August 11-18
Location: The Forum in Inglewood,
CAN Needs: All vision, dental, and medical professions
How to Receive Treatment: All of our services are free and are provided by volunteers. The doctor is free; the dentist is free; the eye doctor is free. Please arrive early, bring a snack, and be prepared to wait. Your wait may be long; chairs will be provided for your comfort.
DENTAL: Cleanings, fillings, extractions, and root canals. Everyone receives a free dental exam. Pediatric dentistry is available.
VISION: Vision exam and free prescription glasses made onsite. (NOTE: May not be able to make glasses for everyone.) Cataract surgery.
MEDICAL & WOMEN'S HEALTH: Mammograms and Pap smears; pediatric exams; adult physicals & medical consults (including diabetes and hypertension); chiropractors; acupuncture; blood lab work; chest X-rays; medication assistance; and many other medical specialties available.

Services are provided by Remote Area Medical for the uninsured, underinsured, unemployed, and those who cannot afford to pay. Services are provided by volunteer doctors, nurses, dentists, dental hygeinists, dental assistants, ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians, and other trained health professionals from the State of California.

We are working feverishly to recruit more volunteers for RAM's first big expedition outside of the Southeast: RAM-LA.

Please visit

for complete details.

Dates: August 11-18
Location: The Forum in Inglewood,
CANeeds: All vision, dental, and medical professions

Especially needed: All vision professionals, dental hygienists, dentists

RAM Enters the Social Networking Age

We have now officially launched the RAM Facebook page. The link is:

We also have created a RAM Twitter stream: @ramusaorgThese services will be used to augment our main website, and we hope to keep our volunteers better informed of upcoming activities and other RAM news.

Please also visit our schedule at as we have much more happening than this.

Wayne Smith
Remote Area MedicalNewsletter Editor

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