As House and Senate Fumble Health Reform, Free Clinics Still Serving the Uninsured Sick
Massive Health Clinic for Uninsured Comes to Hartford
In New Orleans, health care providers with Communities Are
Responding Everyday treated 1,000 patients. In Houston, they saw 1,700.
On Wednesday, they will be caring for people in Hartford.
on the table or paying rent on the one hand and getting needed medical
treatment on the other," according to the National Association of Free Clinics executive director Nicole Lamoureux. "We hold large C.A.R.E.
Clinics not only to provide immediate care to many uninsured people but
also to connect them with the free clinics and other safety-net
providers that can offer them care on an ongoing basis."
that 90 percent of the patients they are seeing have three or more life
threatening conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension,
that are going untreated and many haven't seen a doctor for five or
"Eighty three percent of our patients have a job, so we wanted to
highlight the face of the uninsured knowing that uninsured doesn't
equal unemployed," Lamoureux said.
political activity at the event will not be permitted," Lamoureux said.