Health Insurance Explained: The YouToons Have it Covered


Health Insurance Explained – The YouToons Have It Covered is a light-hearted treatment of a difficult and important topic, breaking down insurance concepts, such as premiums, deductibles and provider networks. It explains how individuals pay for coverage and obtain medical care and prescription drugs when enrolled in various types of health insurance, including HMOs and PPOs.

Written and produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Narrated by Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a nationally-recognized surgeon and Foundation trustee. Creative production and animation by Free Range Studios.  The video is also available in Spanish.

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The 2013 animated video, “The YouToons Get Ready for Obamacare: Health Insurance Changes Coming Your Way Under the Affordable Care Act” is also available in Spanish. The YouToons first appeared in the 2010 animated short, “Health Reform Hits Main Street,” which explained how the health reform law would work. A Spanish-language version is available here.

Houston Astros Game


Play Ball!


In support of the NAHN-Houston Chapter, the Houston Astros Major League Baseball team awarded a ticket grant for three games during the 2016 Astros season.  Tickets were donated for the children who participated in the Houston Chapter’s Muévete event last May to attend with a parent on game dates in July, August, and September at Minute Maid Park.  The first game event on Sunday, July 24th was well attended and enjoyed by all.  Many thanks to our Houston Astros for their support!

Muevete 2016 – Houston Chapter


A special thanks to the following:

Karen Jankiewicz for the video

Our Lady of St. John Parish

And the following volunteers and sponsors:

Christmas in Houston – Gallery


All About Your Heart – Gallery


Raising money to fight childhood cancers

Mark Ferdi, left, of Newport Beach, rides alongside Becky Mudd of Laguna Beach for a couple of miles as she runs along Back Bay Drive in Newport Beach at dawn in mid March. She is training for her run from Huntington Beach to the boarder of Arizona beginning on April 4th to raise awareness for pediatric cancers. ///ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: hb.runnerÐ 03/18/15 Ð MARK RIGHTMIRE, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
A run from the heart: Laguna Beach woman runs from Huntington Beach to Arizona border, raising money to fight childhood cancers

Moments after the full moon set into the ocean and the sun rose over the mountains of eastern Orange County, Becky Mudd of Laguna Beach said goodbye to friends gathered in a Huntington Beach parking lot at the start of the Santa Ana River Trail Saturday and began her 262-mile run to the border of Arizona to raise money and awareness for childhood cancers.

Mudd lost her adult sister to brain cancer three years ago and has become active is raising awareness, particularly after learning about the lack of funding for pediatric cancer research.

On Tuesday, as Mudd neared the halfway point, the police chief of Banning rode alongside her for a few miles. After a brief stop at Banning City Hall to meet with families who had lost children to cancer, Mayor Debbie Franklin joined Mudd and ran a few blocks.

Later in the day, as winds blew upward of 50 mph through the San Gorgonio Pass, Mudd made it to State Route 62, her route to the border and to Sunday’s planned finish.

El seguro de salud, explicado: ¡los YouToons lo tienen cubierto!


El seguro de salud, explicado: ¡los YouToons lo tienen cubierto! desglosa conceptos de seguros como primas, deducibles y redes de proveedores.  Explica cómo las personas pagan por su cobertura y cómo obtener cuidado médico y medicamentos recetados con distintos tipos de seguros de salud, incluyendo HMOs y PPOs.

El video está escrito y producido por la Kaiser Family Foundation, con la producción creativa y animación de Free Range Studios.  La narradora es Pamela Silva Conde, periodista ganadora de seis premios Emmy y co conductora del ciclo de la cadena Univision Primer Impacto.

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El video animado del 2013 “Los YouToons se preparan para el Obamacare” también está disponible en español.  Los YouToons aparecieron por primera vez en el 2010, en el corto animado “La reforma de salud llega al público”, que explicó cómo iba a funcionar la ley de reforma de salud en ese momento.

Source: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Redwood City opens food pharmacy for low-income diabetes patients


REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (KTVU) – A very different kind of pharmacy opened in Redwood City on Wednesday. It’s called a food pharmacy and is designed to encourage low-income people suffering with diabetes, to eat a healthy diet.

It’s the first of its kind ever to open in California. One woman was seen filling a medical prescription with groceries.

She has type II diabetes, often linked to diet. She spoke to us through an interpreter.

“Before I used to do a lot of fried food, [a] lot of pizza and hamburgers. I don’t do that anymore,” said Rose Amezcua.
Now at the food pharmacy, she can get healthier groceries.

With a doctor’s prescription, low-income diabetes patients can get food at this special pantry inside the Samaritan House Health Clinic, for free.

The food is donated by the Second Harvest Food Bank, which says diabetes and other diseases run rampant among low-income people who often can’t afford to eat healthier, or don’t know how.

“At Second Harvest, our clients have told us that one out of every three adults that we serve are suffering from diabetes. That’s more than three times the national average. So it is a big problem among low-income communities,” said Kathy Jackson, director of the food bank.

“The only one who works is my husband. We pretty much live day by day with his salary,” said Amezcua.

The food pharmacy officially opened on Wednesday as a pilot program expecting to provide 100 diabetes patients with a ticket to healthier eating habits. The pharmacy is located in the same building as the medical clinic.

“If they are running out of food at the end of the week they can get some food that is healthy for them rather than pick up something that is cheap and filling, but not that healthy,” said Dr. Jason Wong.

Photo Redwood City opens food pharmacy for low-income diabetes patients
Doctors say the cost of food is a lot less than the cost of treating the effects of a worsening disease.

Source: KTVU Online

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