Navigation Links
SEIU Janitors and Responsible Corporate Leaders Herald New Model for Making Health Care More Accessible and More Affordable
Date:12/17/2008

HOUSTON, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SEIU janitors and corporate leaders joined together today to unveil the new Houston Service Workers' Clinic, a groundbreaking labor-business partnership that could provide a model for other cities also struggling with the crisis in health care.

The clinic is a joint project between janitors and responsible business and community leaders -- including Cigna Health and Baylor College of Medicine -- to make health care more accessible for low-wage workers. It will provide quality, affordable care to more than 5,300 commercial office janitors for only $205 a month per worker -- less than one-third of a penny per square foot of rental space in downtown buildings.

"This innovative program goes hand-in-hand with the mission of Baylor College of Medicine's Department of Family and Community Medicine to provide patient-centered medical care and serve as a force for promoting health in the community," said Dr. John C. Rogers, interim chair of the department. "This program offers a creative approach to bringing a new group into the ranks of the insured. Our physicians will offer the highest quality primary care and serve as a gateway for specialized care."

Its unveiling comes as thousands of Houston janitors celebrate the anniversary of a month-long strike that put a human face on the city's healthcare crisis.

"Two years ago I stood beside the Mayor and told the world 'Houston won big,'" said Mercedes Herrera, a Houston janitor who helped lead the workers' historic strike. "Today we celebrate another victory for Houston families as we open our health care clinic."

Nearly 46 million Americans don't have health coverage, including one in three Houstonians. As health costs rise year after year, many more Americans risk losing their coverage. Seeking a national solution, SEIU is engaging healthcare workers thro
'/>"/>

SOURCE Service Employees International Union
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Responsible Family Company Aims to Bring Responsibility to the Forefront of Every Caregivers Mind
2. NEJM Owes Patients Responsible Journalism, Says Lyme Disease Association
3. Scientists search for brain center responsible for tinnitus
4. Photo: Scientists Complete Genome Sequence of Fungus Responsible for Dandruff, Skin Disorders
5. Scientists identify gene responsible for statin-induced muscle pain
6. Responsible Family Companys Program to Prepare Caregivers for Emergencies Wins Awards
7. Council for Responsible Nutrition Calls Proposed DHEA Legislation A Solution in Search of a Problem
8. Malnutrition Responsible for a Third of Child Deaths Worldwide
9. Deficient regulators in the immune system responsible for type 1 diabetes
10. Scientists confirm new virus responsible for deaths of transplant recipients in Australia
11. Researchers identify a gene responsible for Lou Gehrigs disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... For over 20 years, Dr. David Cruz of Cruz ... has treated just about every type of injury that can result ... those same twenty-plus years, the team at Doctors on Liens ... best possible doctor. With the combined breadth of experience ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... New York, NY (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... American College of Sports Medicine flagship journal Medicine ... supplementation with L-Citrulline before exercise may help reduce ... strenuous exercise. 1 , Participants in the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 IsoComforter, Inc. has introduced ... with patented IsoTube design to treat specific body parts and ... most progressive and easy to use patented cold therapy machine ... sports related orthopedic and muscle injuries. IsoComforter has become ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and ... relationship in an effort to further promote visibility and adoption ... has long made AMA journals available via its subscription services, ... JAMA Network. , Long known as both a ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... has released a new blog post presenting a list of vehicles ... , Some types of vehicles cannot be covered under an ... post to see if their vehicle qualifies for auto insurance coverage. ... the cars that cannot be covered by a plan. Clients have ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Industry Leading Chiropractor in Oceanside Joins the Doctors on Liens Network 2Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 2Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 3Health News:IsoComforter Introduces Best of Class Cold Therapy Product to the Worldwide Market 2Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 2Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 3Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 4Health News:Some Vehicles Cannot Be Covered By An Auto Insurance Policy! 2
... a season of cheer in the West. But in the ... many families, it turns out. // ,For lawn-mower injuries ... leading cause of amputations in adolescents. ,Each year, ... causing injuries more severe than any other tool or device, ...
... growing Indian economy, Hollywood star Richard Gere urged them to ... truck drivers stay out of home for nearly 25 days ... up in spreading HIV. I have interacted with thousands of ... responsible," Gere told reporters here Sunday. ,He was ...
... these emotions hit families like a Mack truck. Some family ... the stark reality. //Others spring into action and vow never ... sight. But no matter how a family deals with the ... ,“The repercussions from a suicide attempt can go on ...
... Former US president Bill Clinton has said that the country's ... Clinton told a symposium in San Francisco on Saturday. // ... doesn't provide health care to everybody," said Clinton at a ... everybody else in the world for less." ,"It ...
... of a lifetime.” , - Herbert Ward //, Child Abuse-The ... in her imaginative world of fairies and angels, while her mom ... the door jolted her out of her joyous reverie. She hastened ... devil in disguise. He locked the door and raped her repeatedly. ...
... result in erectile dysfunction, decreased libido, anemia, sarcopenia, memory ... ,While a low serum testosterone level is well-known ... on overall physical functioning and fall risk has not ... issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, Orwoll and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Come Summer, Lawnmower Injuries Increase in US 2Health News:Families Need Help to Deal With Aftermath of Suicide Attempts 2Health News:Families Need Help to Deal With Aftermath of Suicide Attempts 3Health News:Bill Clinton Says US Healthcare System Immoral 2Health News:Child Abuse - When God’s Gifts Land in Devils’ Clutch 2Health News:Child Abuse - When God’s Gifts Land in Devils’ Clutch 3Health News:Low Serum Testosterone Levels Associated With Fall Risk in Elderly Men 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... 2015  HyGreen, Inc., a leader in hand hygiene monitoring, ... Medical, a subsidiary of Ascendis Health Limited, in ... year, hundreds of millions of patients around the world ... transmitted from patient to patient via the unwashed hands ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... 2015 Cord Blood America, Inc. ( www.cordblood-america.com ) (OTC ...  filed a Preliminary Proxy Statement, Schedule 14A, with the U.S. ... an update for shareholders detailing why a "YES" vote to ... Dear Shareholders, As we reflect upon the 2014 ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... 23, 2015 Gem Pharmaceuticals announced today that the ... into the Company,s Phase 2 clinical trial.  This open-label ... lead compound, GPX-150 (an investigational medication), in approximately 30 ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150123/170966LOGO ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:HyGreen Partners with RCA Medical in Johannesburg, South Africa 2Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 2Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 3Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 4Gem Pharmaceuticals Announces Enrollment of Initial Patients in its Phase 2 Clinical Trial to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of GPX-150 in Sarcoma Patients 2
... Model 6495 Bipolar Coaxial Temporary Pacing Lead ... bipolar technology based on the sensing and ... Unipolar Temporary Pacing Lead., ,The Streamline Temporary ... temporary sensing and pacing during and after ...
... of temporary sensing and pacing leads. Our ... temporary pacing leads and improved upon the ... and less traumatic to heart tissue. , ... to provide consistent temporary sensing and pacing ...
... device was designed specifically to obviate the ... The eNcloseII device can provide the surgeon ... better hemodynamics as compared to partial occlusion ... suggested that complete or partial clamping of ...
... Carpentier-Edwards Classic annuloplasty rings have ... choice for more than 30 ... restore the anatomical size and ... to help prevent recurrent dilatation. ...
Medicine Products: