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2017 Alzheimer's Association Facts and Figures

The latest Facts and Figures from the Alzheimer's Association shows that for the first time, total payments for caring for individuals living with Alzheimer's or other dementia exceeded a quarter trillion dollars ($259 billion). It also discusses the disease's impact on caregivers and family members, and particularly the disproportionate impact on women. Check out this link where you will find a video clip of the highlights of the report.

Please share the video with your social media connections. The more awareness that can be generated, the more effective we can be at helping families in Utah living with Alzheimer's and related dementia.

Medical Malpractice for Free Clinics

Free clinics assist in some communities in meeting the health care needs of the uninsured. They provide a venue for some providers to volunteer their services, although their hours of operation may be limited. Many of these clinics are faith-based. Most free clinics are small organizations with annual budgets of less than $250,000.

In FY 2004, Congress provided first-time funding for payments of claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) to be made available for free clinic health professionals.

Authorized by Section 224 of the Public Health Service Act, the appropriation established the Free Clinics Medical Malpractice judgment fund and extended FTCA coverage to medical professional volunteers in free clinics in order to expand access to health care services to low-income individuals in medically underserved areas.