As long as health insurance is out of reach for so many, creative approaches to coverage are likely to keep sprouting up.
I knew a doctor 30 years ago who took care of elderly single people for life — and inherited their houses. He ended up with a lot of houses.
More recently, CBSNewYork/AP reported that “a new program lets uninsured New York City artists exchange their art for medical services.
“Tony-Award winning actor Lin-Manuel Miranda and rapper and radio personality Roxanne Shante helped launch the ‘Lincoln Art Exchange’ at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx” early this year.
“Under the program, artists will earn ‘health credits’ for every creative service they perform. In exchange they’ll be able to obtain doctor’s visits, laboratory tests, hospitalization, emergency care, dental care and prescriptions at Lincoln.” Read more at CBS Local.
I would be interested in other unusual examples of how people are accessing care today.