DETROIT (WWJ) – Thousands of people lined up for free health screenings Tuesday in Detroit.

It’s part of Wayne County’s annual “Cover the Uninsured” Expo at Cobo Center. Currently about a million Michiganders don’t have health insurance coverage, but once the Affordable Care Act takes effect, that number is expected to decrease dramatically.

Geralyn Lasher, with the state health department, wants to make sure everyone’s prepared for the change.

“What we’re going to be working with the federal government on is making sure that people know where to get that information, how to go about getting coverage,” she told WWJ Health Reporter Sean Lee.

“Because it is very important. We know that people with health care coverage really see much fewer cases of disease, chronic conditions. and we can help to bring the cost of health care down,” Lasher said.

If you missed Tuesday’s expo, Wayne County’s mobile program, Health on Wheels, has four dates scheduled in May.

CLICK HERE to see the schedule (.pdf format). 


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