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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Family-owned business NoraCare launched its online healthcare platform Monday evening hoping to connect community members with more affordable healthcare services. With the cost of healthcare already rising before the pandemic started creating accessibility for those at an affordable cost with door-to-door service became a key factor for the platform.

“Approximately 25-30% of the population here in south bend does not have access to health insurance," said Ismael Zina, Co-founder and CEO of NoraCare.

Zina hopes to bridge the gap for affordable healthcare by keeping patients out of hospitals by bringing healthcare professionals to their homes.

“Going from the principle that everyone should be able to afford healthcare as a basic right it is an opportunity for those people who could not pay $500 or $1,000 a month to pay as they go," said Zina.

The new online platform allows users to search through services and request …

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Create your dream home with Structural Hawaii [Video]

Structural Hawaii, Inc. is a family-owned business that was started by Jeoffrey and Cheryl Cudiamat in 2004. The company prides itself on being a full service residential design and engineering company, serving as a one-stop shop to ensure the job gets done right from beginning to end.Sponsored by Structural Hawaii, Inc.Structural Hawaii provides conceptual design, structural and civil engineering analysis, permit processing, and site observations and inspections during construction. The team oversees the project from the beginning during the design process through its completion during construction.We have a team of experienced residential home designers as well as structural and civil engineers on staff, says CEO Jeoffrey Cudiamat. We have an in-house permit processor that routes and tracks plans through the permit process to expedite approvals with various agency from the City and State. In addition, as certified inspectors, we are able to provide inspections and reports during construction to ensure plans are being adhered to per code.Structural Hawaii has been doing residential designs in Hawaii for over 16 years. Today, it uses a state-of-the-art 3D scanning machine to get accurate field measurements with precision to the nearest milometer. These can produce precise drawings that can potentially reduce construction problems that result from inaccurate field measurements taken at the beginning of the project.When homeowners come to Structural Hawaii, we know that they come to us with a dream of building a home not a house, Cudiamat says. Designing and engineering a home comes with a lot of responsibility.You can rest assured knowing that Structural Hawaii has experience with local codes and understanding local living styles, which is sure to make the planning process easier for owners. As a Third Party Review company, Structural Hawaii can review building plans on behalf of the City, so the company has to be knowledgeable of what will pass approval by the permitting department.Having worked on very large extravagant homes as well as many modest and simple additions or renovations, Structural Hawaii is sure to help homeowners with this new journey every step of the way from beginning to end.For more information: structuralhawaii.com