Last year, the Family Health Partnership Clinic logged about 7,800 patient visits, treating a fraction of the estimated 40,000 individuals in McHenry County who do not have health insurance or are underinsured.
The clinic is funded primarily through grants and donations – it receives no government funding. …clients … do pay some of the cost, based on a sliding scale according to their income
cost of health care itself is a complicated matter. Different rates are negotiated between health care systems and insurance companies, and uninsured individuals tend to face higher prices.
“People are choosing not to take care of themselves,”…. “What happens is they wind up in our emergency room sicker and worse off. So then the issue is magnified.”
Click on the following for more details: Northwest Herald | Uninsured in McHenry County