ERIC Number: ED187133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Health Care for the Wongs: Health Insurance, Choosing a Doctor.
Thypin, Marilyn; Glasner, Lynne
A short fictional work for limited English speakers presents a young family's experience in learning about the value of health insurance and the importance of having a physician when medical care is needed. Information is related regarding insurance acquired through one's place of employment and the availability of medical assistance, through Medicaid, for individuals who have no health insurance or means to pay for medical care. The couple's young daughter receives checkups and immunizations at a clinic until starting school. A visit to the clinic and the doctor's examination of the child is described. The clinic has maintained records of the child's medical background and provides certification that she has been immunized prior to her school entrance. The father becomes ill after starting a new job and has to visit the hospital emergency room because he has not been cared for by a physician. The family learns how to select a personal physician since they are now protected by health insurance provided through his job. Information on obtaining a prescription by the generic name, following instructions on the drug label, and keeping the pills away from children is presented. Photographs illustrate the story. (SW)
Descriptors: Child Development, Clinics, Community Health Services, Community Resources, Consumer Education, Consumer Protection, Cultural Education, Drug Use, English (Second Language), Family Health, Health Education, Health Facilities, Health Insurance, Immunization Programs, Information Sources, Medical Services, Pharmacy, Physician Patient Relationship, Reading Materials, Specialists
EMC Corporation, 180 East Sixth Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101 ($3.50)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: EMC Corp., St. Paul, Minn.