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Monday, March 22, 2010

Missional Monday

In response to the passing of the ObombaObamacare health care plan (which has me wrapped in a blanket and huddled on my couch. Okay, that's the fever, but still...) Today's Missional Monday is a tribute to an organization that truly does free health care. And keeps the uninsured out of the emergency rooms so that ER docs can treat people who are really sick.

Health For All is a nonprofit, volunteer-based, community supported primary health care clinic that was founded in 1987. Through generous community support, we provide free doctor visits, pharmaceuticals, eye exams, foot exams, lab tests, X-rays, smoking cessation, diabetes management, coumadin education and counseling services care to low income adults in the Brazos Valley who do not have health insurance or qualify for government programs such as Medicaid, Medicare or County Indigent funds.

Health for All treats about 4000 patients each year utilizing a team of volunteer medical professionals. By providing an alternative to expensive emergency room visits by the uninsured, Health for All saves area hospitals and taxpayers millions of dollars each year.

The Doc has done work for them over the years...especially when he was an undergrad at TAMU. His opinion of them has always been high.

They feel similar to me about this health care bill! See what they say on their Facebook page:

Our clinic has been serving the basic medical needs of the uninsured for over 20 years with minimal government support. If the goal of Healthcare Reform is to serve the uninsured, why not support free clinics? A network of 3000 clinics could be funded at $2,000,000 each per year and would still only cost a total of $60... Billion over 10 years, which is 0.6%of the cost being mentioned for National Healthcare Reform...

Please take some time and check out this wonderful organization on their website! See if their mission can help you match your passion with your purpose.

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