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Posted By iamincontrol | August 12, 2013
Have you ever had a broken bone or the flu? Odds are you’ve had to go to the doctor once or twice in your life. Your parents might have taken care of it for you, or you may have handed the receptionist a card and went on your way.
But what if you didn’t have that magic little card and had to pay for the entire visit? Depending on how long you were there and what you needed done, a regular doctor visit could cost anywhere from $100-$500. Medical care for a broken arm could be as much as $3,000—that’s a down payment on a new car, or a new computer and an iPad! If I had to guess, you don’t have that kind of money lying around. And if you do, I’m fairly certain you don’t want to spend it on medical care.
If you don’t know whether or not you have health insurance, now is the time to find out. Take control of your health and talk to your parents about it—they will appreciate you being responsible for yourself, and you might save your family some money. If you don’t have health insurance, talk to them about hawk-i and Medicaid—both are excellent programs for affordable healthcare coverage, and your family might qualify even if both of your parents work. Go to www.hawk-i.org for more information.
And now, the moment you have all been waiting for…the HIT Week 2013 Video Contest winner!
Congratulations to Planned Parenthood of the Heartland’s Teen Outreach Program! Check out their video below:
Congratulations to the runner-up from Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc.’s Teen Outreach Program! See their video below: