Platinum Health Plus Offers Solution to Hispanics Without Adequate Health Insurance Issues...

Platinum Health Plus Offers Solution to Hispanics Without Adequate Health Insurance Issues of Uninsured and Rising Cost of Healthcare Top Domestic Agenda



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MIAMI, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–August 21, 2003–According to the American Minority Medical Association, two of every four Hispanic Americans do not have health insurance. Factors such as residence status, rising cost of health care, language barriers, large family households, employment status and the difficulty of deciphering the complex jargon of health plans all play a role. But one company, Platinum Health Plus, is offering a possible solution to this critical issue by taking into account the needs of the nation’s largest minority.

Platinum Health Plus is one of the largest Hispanic-owned and operated non-insurance-based health benefits plans offering affordable health care in a user-friendly and culturally sensitive manner. The plan is designed for those who cannot afford an insured plan; are uninsurable or have critical policy exclusions; are unemployed or working part-time; have health insurance but have limited or no coverage for dental, prescription drugs, vision and alternative care.

“Platinum Health Plus wants to make quality health care accessible, affordable and easy to understand for Hispanics in this country,” said Michael Garcia, Vice President, Platinum Health Plus. “As Hispanics ourselves, we know first-hand the cultural and language-related challenges, as well as the health risks our community faces such as a higher incidence of heart disease and diabetes than the general population. By cutting the cost of health services, offering personalized service and maintaining the quality and value of that service, we can make it easier for millions of Hispanics to get the health care they and their families need and deserve.”

Platinum Health Plus offers members a variety of benefits for all family members in the household; access to numerous healthcare and physician networks; savings of up to 65% on physician and dentist visits, acute care and prescriptions at more than 30,000 major chain store pharmacy locations, access to a 24-hour nurse hotline and a personalized concierge service concierge service which creates a handshake between the provider and the member.

In addition, there are no co-payments or deductibles, members simply pay the health provider at time of visit at the same rates given to the insurance companies and HMO’s; no waiting periods, no physical examination and no pre-existing exclusions based on health history or income.

Upon enrollment a membership card and user-friendly guidebook will arrive within two weeks. Both the member and their family can start using the membership card as soon as it arrives. For more information, or to enroll, please call Platinum Health Plus at (800) 771-2937 or visit our website at http://www.platinumhealthplus.com

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Platinum Health Plus Offers Solution to Hispanics Without Adequate Health Insurance Issues of Uninsured and Rising Cost of Healthcare Top Domestic Agenda