Saturday, June 13, 2009


JUN132009, originally uploaded by colemama.

Snapped this on my way to the Neighborhood Health Clinic for my volunteer stint. Eligibility requires, in part, that the patient is working at least 20 hours per week and has no access to health insurance. As one might imagine, the need for health care at the clinic has dramatically increased during this time of economic hardship. My role as an intake counselor is rewarding when the patient is eligible for our services, but frustrating and even depressing when the patient does not qualify but still has a legitimate need. Our nation's health care system certainly puts the 'stop sign' up to many individuals who need and deserve basic care. One can only hope that steps are being taken to make changes in a positive way! US 41 E. & Central Ave., Naples, FL

1 comment:

  1. Ah yes - Canadian Medicare does have its benefits. So hard to think of the many people for whom illness is a financial disaster as well as a medical one.