Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Local NPR station--KERA 90.1--reports on CDM health clinic and Project Access

Yesterday, KERA 90.1 FM, our NPR station here in Dallas ran a great report on the dilemma facing uninsured people when illness strikes. 

The work being done by Central Dallas Ministries was featured prominently in Bill Zeeble's compelling report.  Both our Community Health Services clinic and our involvement in Project Access Dallas were included in the report. 

To listen to the story click here

After you check it out, do me a favor and pass it along! 


Lorlee said...

I listened to it and thought it was a great piece. But it made my head spin with all the different options and multiple centers. Could there be a more coordinated effort -- or is that what 211 is for?

Larry James said...

Lorlee, great point! The patch work, cobbled together approach is the direct result of our lack of a community-wide, universal health benefit in the US. We could do better and we must, but it will mean taking health care reform all the way to a national system; and I'd opt for a single payor approach.

Anonymous said...

Single payer healthcare - what you get when village idiots procreate. Look where this kind of thinking has brought us.

As Woody Allen once observed: "More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly."