Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Poor US Citizens Barter Their Way to Health

Monday, January 9, 2012

Maine clinic allows low-income residents to do yard work or other labor in exchange for medical help.

A clinic in the US state of Maine is using a novel way to support those who cannot afford costly health insurance.

Low-income people earn time credits from the Hour Exchange Portland website, mostly by working a variety of odd jobs like raking leaves or driving the elderly, and exchange them for time with a doctor.

Al Jazeera's John Terrett reports from Falmouth, Maine.

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