Scott Pelly rendezvoused with Health Wagon’s Teresa Gardner and Paula Hill-Meade for a return engagement that will be
featured on 60 Minutes this Sunday at 7 PM EST. Since the original segment about
the mobile clinic, financial support has improved but need continues to outstrip resources.
one million residents of Virginia will continue without health insurance and
adequate access to healthcare. Health Wagon and Remote Area Medical are the only figurative and
literal band aids.
- Health Wagon’s clientele:
Health Wagon is 70% to 140% higher than in the rest of Virginia.
poverty rate, compared with 27.1% statewide.
school diploma, compared with 24.8% statewide.
the statewide average.
die 30% earlier than the same population in the rest of Virginia.
- Additionally, as compared with the rest of Virginia:
diseases of the heart.
providing care to the uninsured and under-insured in our mountains. The last two
years have seen double the number of patients due to the number of lost coal mining
jobs. And contribute to both the Health Wagon and Remote Area Medical whatever
There will be a Remote Area Medical Clinic in Buena Vista March 5th and 6th. You may specify that your donations to RAM to be applied to