If you suffer from prolonged unemployment you will qualify for Medicare or Medicaid but what if the person is hired again, the employer does not offer insurance and you make too much to qualify for state or federal insurance? I have been looking lately at medical discount cards. There have been quite a few that are not worth the fees that the companies promoting them charge.
I have found two states which license some companies which offer medical discount cards. Licensing for discount card providers is still in its formulate stage so many states do not offer certification. The good news is that some of these state licensed companies operate in multiple regions, maybe in your area.
Brief note: Many business men do not know, (I didn't) that your local chamber of commerce sometimes contracts with health insurance companies to get sole proprietors and small businesses good rate on health insurance for the owner and the employees. Many societal and fraternal organizations offer such things as well, all you have to do is join. I live in NY and we have rolled out Health Plus, and Family Health Plus which are good deals on health insurance too, if you don't have any. If you live in New York State check out here for family Health Plus: http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/fhplus/
If not just go to your State government website and click on dept of health.
Well, things are slowing down a bit so I can work on the networking and building up the business. I am moving my website the third time because I have maxed out the capabilities of who I have right now. I'm moving to intut which will allow me to coordinate with Quickbooks. A full Wiki will be in the works for the applications, agreements and other service documents for those in need so they can get them quickly and efficiently. PBWiki seems the way to go. Web sites are not designed for such things for small organizations. The Web site will be the focus and hub that will then link to the Wiki for all informational aspects of the agency. An LLC is also perking because Federal grant funding is iffy for many non-profits now. The LLC will partially fund the non-profit. Government bond purchasing is now approved for the corporation which will allow interest on long term holding (when it occurs). A line of children's books will be in the works with proceeds to benefit the fund. Then we can
We have achieved non profit status, NYS and Delaware registration, NYS sales tax deduction and have expanded the web site. The toll free number is up and the company is continuing to forge ahead. Given this non-profit was established before much of the economic toll we see right now had occurred the timing of our establishment now seems quite appropriate. We are here now just at the right time, when we can be used by the people who need us. The toll free number is 1 (877)-215-5675
I have in over the past few months worked on a rather large project. I have incorporated as a non-profit and hope to grow as time goes on. The next step is assembling a Board of Directors and finding a suitable location for the center. I would like to thank Jodie, my brother and God for showing me the paths I need to go to help others.