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Rural Health
News by Topic: Uninsured and underinsured

Jan 15, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) activated its Emergency Prescription Assistance Program (EPAP) to help Puerto Rico residents access prescription medications after the recent earthquakes. Uninsured patients in need of certain medications and medical supplies can access those for free at any of the participating EPAP pharmacies.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Dec 24, 2019 - Highlights a new rural healthcare clinic that is the first in Washington state to offer dental services that Medicaid and uninsured patients can utilize.
Source: Peninsula Daily News
Dec 3, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the launch of the Ready, Set, PrEP program to make pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), an HIV prevention medication, free to those without prescription insurance. Includes information on the medication and the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America initiative.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services