An ORLANDO, Fla.
hospital is considering changing its name and branding to avoid confusion with the World Health Organization after a health plan was canceled due to the Zika virus.
ORLANDOS Health plans to stop using the word “Orlando” as its brand name and instead use the word Orlando Health in its signage.
The ORLANDOs plan is to begin marketing as Orlando Health Health.
“I don’t know if we’ll change it but we’re going to change our name, because it’s a good name,” ORLANDES Health Plan administrator Susan DeBord said.
“And if people want to refer to us as the same as the World Healthcare Alliance, I don’t see that as a bad thing.
I see it as being an opportunity to try to stay focused on what we’re doing and make sure that we’re communicating the same way.”
DeBord made the announcement in an interview with the Orlando Sentinel.
ORGANA Health Plan, which is based in Orlando, plans to take over the ORLANDos name and brand in a new plan with the goal of offering free preventive care, health screenings, and emergency care services to all patients regardless of insurance status.
The ORLANDoS Health plan is also asking patients to sign up for the ORGANAS Health Alliance, a program that allows people with pre-existing conditions to access coverage without paying for premiums.
The group also plans to offer a new “home health care” program.
“This is an opportunity for us to create a better health care experience for patients,” DeBartons office manager, Laura Toth, said.
ORGANAS Health is part of a growing movement to make health care more accessible to the uninsured.
In the past two years, the Affordable Care Act has made it more accessible for people with private insurance to get health care, but the number of people without insurance has increased.
The percentage of uninsured in the U.S. is at an all-time high, but it has declined since the start of the pandemic.
DeBorde says the ORGANas Health Alliance will help patients with pre to mild forms of chronic illnesses, including asthma, diabetes, and chronic pain.
“We’re very interested in the fact that this group of patients are very likely to have the same condition that we do, and we really want to help them as well as the other patients that are already eligible for care,” DeBlanc said.
The new plan is expected to begin in August and is expected increase the ORGA health insurance pool to more than 8,000.
It will be available to families with incomes up to 400% of the federal poverty level ($36,600 for a single person).
It is not known when the ORGOs plan will go live.
In the past, ORGANAs health plan has used the name of the American Cancer Society.
In a statement, ORGA Health said it is working to create an inclusive plan that is fair and meets all patients needs.
“The ORGANA Health Alliance provides access to affordable health care that meets the needs of all patients and families.
We know that our community is struggling with health care needs and we are committed to ensuring that all families are included in our plan,” the statement read.