AHN Offers Affordable Healthcare to Poor, Uninsured
The Access to Healthcare Network was created in 2007 to help people who can't afford insurance. It's the first and only non-profit medical discount plan in Nevada.
Lise Mousel-Martini is the Recruitment Director for AHN. She said more than 16,000 people have been helped through the program.
"Our members pay for all of their own healthcare, but it is so significantly discounted that they can pretty easily afford it," said Mousel-Martini. "We don't cover their costs, they have to pay their way."
AHN has an agreement with more than 750 medical providers in Washoe County to give you affordable healthcare.
Members pay $24 a month. She said after you become a member, a primary doctor's visit is about $45 and to see specialist is usually $65.
AHN also offers vision and dental with their package.
There is no billing and you do have to pay cash at doctor's visits. Keep in mind, you can't drop your insurance to become a member and you have to qualify based on how much money you make.
"We're not trying to compete with insurance and we don't allow people to drop insurance to be on our program. We were created to help people who cannot afford insurance or who can't get insurance because of a pre-existing condition."
To watch the my entire interview with Mousel-Martini, tune in to my show Face the State this Saturday at 4:30am and 3:30pm.