Monthly Archives: April 2019

He had to decide if or when to take his insulin…

The clothing store where Ahmad works doesn’t offer health insurance. This forced him to make difficult choices when he became diagnosed with diabetes. He had to choose between if or when to test his blood sugar. He had to decide if or when to take his insulin. Listen to Ahmad’s story. Ahmad eventually became a patient of MLK Health. We help him manage his diabetes through regular clinic appointments and our community pharmacy. He learns how to live well with his...

The price of medications keeps rising

Give the gift of health and hope on Give for Good. Schedule your gift today. The price of the most popularly prescribed medications rose 6 percent between 2017 and 2018, according to GoodRX. Diabetes drugs alone rose 15 percent last year. The results are devastating for the uninsured. “People legitimately cannot afford to get their medications filled. If they did, they wouldn’t eat,” says Dr. Dana Clawson, Dean of the College of Nursing and School of...

Chronically Heal: A KSLA Original Documentary

KSLA ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY REVEALS CHALLENGES IN ACCESSING AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE Thursday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. on KSLA News 12 Available now on KSLA News 12’s Roku and Amazon Fire TV channels  SHREVEPORT, LA — An estimated 15 percent of residents in Northwest Louisiana have no health insurance because they don’t qualify for Medicare or Medicaid and can’t afford private insurance. This means thousands of people in our community have virtually no access to doctors and medication as the costs of health care...