New Orleans: Hundreds Wait for Free Care in La.

  1. hundreds wait for free care in la.
    springfield news-sun

    hundreds of people still without health insurance in areas hard-hit by hurricane katrina lined up before dawn sunday for the start of a weeklong event offering free medical care...
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  3. by   oramar
    This tears at my heart. It is sad that construction workers in the south who went down there to repair the place are uninsured as well as all the people who were harmed by the hurricane.
  4. by   pickledpepperRN
    Little Progress Seen for Poorest After Hurricane

    The recovery from Hurricane Katrina has stagnated for the poorest families displaced by the storm, a new study shows.
    Many still suffer from a significant loss of income, a higher-than-normal rate of chronic diseases like hypertension and an exponential rise in mental health problems among children.

    The study, conducted in the Gulf Coast region of Mississippi a year after the storm by the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and the Children’s Health Fund, showed no improvement since a survey in Louisiana six months earlier.