â€œYou shouldn”t make a living off of killing other people, and thatâ€™s what the insurance companies are doing.â€
An interview with Rosie Capps, a student at Western Michigan University.
“Being healthy shouldnâ€™t have to come down to how much money you make.”
An interview with Stacy Foltin, a team member at Goodwill Industries.
â€œIt seems inherently un-Christian to associate something as vital as health care, and as necessary as health and access to care, and base that off wealth.”
An interview with Scott Watson, a community leader who is currently pursuing his Master of Divinity and works at The Bridge Church in the Portage and Kalamazoo communities.
“[Borgess] is getting coverage for people who before had no coverage and [Borgess] get[s] the Medicaid reimbursement for them. We are also seeing another group of people who have high out of pockets, who in the past their employers covered most of that, but now they donâ€™t have the means to cover it so we have to provide them care. So it is kind of a ying and a yang. Thatâ€™s the way I would describe the ACA in terms of our experiences: ying and yang.”
An interview with Paul Spaude, the CEO of Borgess Health
Stories of Healthcare in Kalamazoo @ Art Hop!
When: Friday June 6th at 5:00pm – 7:00pm Where: Park Trades Center 326 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007 Come and learn about the work that Alison Geistâ€™s Public Health class has been doing this quarter. Read stories about the Affordable Care Act and healthcare in Kalamazoo and share your own experiences. There will be […]
“If I made your day a little bit better before you picked up the phone and called, or before you came in to see me, thatâ€™s huge.”
An interview with Leatrice Fullerton, an Information and Referral Specialist at Disability Network for Southwest, Michigan, and a part-time social worker at Ministry with Community in Kalamazoo.
“We do have lots of students with chronic health issues, so making sure that they had good coverage was really important.â€
An interview with Jennifer Combes, the office coordinator for the Student Health Center at Kalamazoo College
“I pay a LOT of money out of pocket with no coverage.â€
An interview with Derek Jackson, who tried to enroll under the ACA, and is a Kalamazoo resident
“[With the ACA people will] get the healthcare they need and deserveâ€
An interview with Melinda Nichols, a Patient Financial Advocate at Bronson Hospital