10 apps increasing health care access for low-income patients

Health-appsGoing to the doctor’s office is a loathsome experience for anyone, but the burden is compounded when you’re struggling financially.

With costly insurance often a gateway to adequate health services, low-income individuals and families are often left asking whether their health — or their child’s health — is worth the financial strain. It’s a terrible question to even have to entertain, but an inescapable reality for many.

According to the latest data available from the Census Bureau, about 10% of the U.S. population — or 33 million people — remained uninsured as of 2014. Most are low-income, unable to afford access to costly plans along with their regular essential spending.

Though the health care system needs an overhaul toward greater economic accessibility, many low-income individuals and families can’t wait until their health takes priority over their bank account. That’s when temporary fixes become essential.

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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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