Saturday, April 11, 2009

Free clinics fill medical void -

Free clinics fill medical void:

Millions are spent in California treating water supplies but not people: "California's 800 community health centers saw increases of up to 20% in uninsured patients in the past six months. The state, facing a $42 billion budget shortfall, is eliminating payments for some services for poor adults, including dental care. As a result, the centers will lay off 1,000 dentists and other staff, leaving as many as 400,000 people without dental care, says Chris Patterson, spokesman for the California Primary Care Association."