Cancer Policy Workshop Held in Hidalgo County

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 9:27am

Local heath care providers are meeting to figure out what to do about health care insurance as many residents in Hidalgo county don't have health care insurance. For this reason, deadly diseases, like cancer, are fatally affecting many people as Grace Lawson from El Milagro Clinic stated, "Depending on the statistics that you use, we have anywhere from 35% to 55% of our adult population are uninsured. These are people who have very difficult access to health care, they don't have a primary car physician that can diagnose the problem early and the consequences are severe." Many health care leaders think state government needs to get involved or private sectors need to partner with doctors.

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