Every Honor Flight includes a cadre of “Guardians,” volunteers who are there to look after the veterans and make sure they have a safe and memorable experience. While not required, Guardians usually have medical training as physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians and similar disciplines and many work for hospitals. And while veterans fly at no cost, Guardians pay their own way.
“Coverage does more than help pay medical bills, it brings people into the system. It helps them establish a relationship with a personal physician and create a medical home from where care can be managed and coordinated with other providers.”
They know less than they think they know. That’s the finding of a recent study that evaluated people’s confidence about choosing and using health insurance compared with their actual knowledge and skills.
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