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Under-covered: Many Montanans go without health insurance (Billings Gazette)
One out of every five adults in Montana has no health insurance. That means 127,968 uninsured adults ages 18 to 64 try to figure out how to pay for increasingly expensive medical and dental care. Too often they either forego treatment or wait until once-small problems grow impossible to ignore.

Group holding concert to raise money for free medical clinic (Macon Telegraph)
DUBLIN - A group of volunteers is working to open a free medical clinic in Laurens County that will serve working people who lack health insurance. Only problem is, the group needs $150,000 to make it happen.

Medical centers in area feel pull of MRI devices Boom in health-care units tied to money, access, technology (Toledo Blade)
There''s a standing line in the local medical community for the large number of magnetic resonance imaging units at hospitals and free-standing medical centers in the Toledo area.

Medical costs prove a burden even for some with insurance ( via Yahoo! News)
Think your health insurance has you covered? Think again. Even insured workers can find themselves on the hook for thousands of dollars, often at a time when illness has decreased their income.

Access to Care seeks out those with medical needs (Tri-City Herald)
With more than 32,000 people in the Tri-Cities with no health insurance or underinsured, Kris Call is sure she''ll have plenty of clients once the word gets out -- even if the Benton-Franklin Access to Care office is hard to find.

Caps on Damages in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Would Reduce Health Care Costs, McClellan Says (Medical News Today)
Medical malpractice lawsuits have contributed to increased health care costs, and Congress should pass legislation to cap damages in such lawsuits to help address the issue,... CMS Administrator Mark McClellan testified on Thursday at a Joint Economic Committee hearing, CQ HealthBeat reports.

Health fair welcomes uninsured (The Tucson Citizen)
Many of county''s 130,000 to 150,000 may find out they are eligible for public programs. An estimated 130,000 to 150,000 Pima County residents are uninsured - but many would find they are eligible for public health programs or deeply discounted medical services if they would just apply.

CareFirst to Defend Public Health Spending at D.C. Hearing (Washington Post)
The District insurance commissioner ventures today into the contentious issue of whether the region''s largest health insurer is legally bound to commit more of its money, potentially tens of millions of dollars, to public health needs.

USA Today Examines Impact of Medical Bills, Bankruptcy on Patients (Medical News Today)
USA TODAY on Friday examined how a greater number of US workers with health insurance are accruing larger medical bills -- some to the point of bankruptcy -- in part because some employers are shifting a greater share of health care costs to workers.

25% of Latino kids lack health plans (The Woodland Daily Democrat Online)
Nearly one-fourth of California''s Latino children don''t have health insurance, potentially leading to missed school days and a downward spiral that can have enormous implications on the state''s economic prosperity, UCLA researchers said.