The Community Health Center in Campo sits in a double-wide trailer. Other than Indian Health Services on the Campo Indian Reservation, it’s the only place to get care in an area that spreads over 950 square miles.
The $8.3 million will settle two lawsuits that claim Anthem Blue Cross illegally raised the co-pays and deductibles of 50,000 individual policyholders when it made changes to their policies in mid-2011.
Doctors recommend that pregnant women get the pertussis vaccine in their third trimester. That offers babies some short-term protection, until they can receive their first pertussis shot when they’re two-months old.
A new model of prenatal care has emerged that doctors say may improve maternal and child health. It's called Centering and brings together pregnant women who have a similar due date. The group functions as a support system.