People's Community Clinic was mentioned recently in an article on new efforts to address the needs of the uninsured in Texas

October 25, 2006 – The People's Community Clinic knows all about the healthcare crisis in Texas. After all, the Clinic treats more than 11,000 uninsured and underinsured people in Central Texas. So it's no surprise that the Clinic was mentioned in an article about the efforts of Texas healthcare organizations in finding new ways to provide healthcare to the thousands of people whose needs are not being met.

As the article mentions, the problem of healthcare for the uninsured in the United States is at a crisis level. Record numbers of people are now without health insurance all over the U.S., and "nowhere is the problem more acute than in Texas, where nearly a quarter of the population is uninsured, the nation’s highest rate."

The article quotes Regina Rogoff, Executive Director of the Clinic, who commented, “I think we are a good Band-Aid for those able to come to our clinic, but it’s not a solution to have such a ragtag, makeshift system.”

Read the entire article, available on the New York Times website.

For more information, contact

MEDIA CONTACT:
Tiffany Nels
Fleishman-Hillard Austin (on behalf of People’s Community Clinic)

512-495-7166

CLINIC CONTACT:
Margaret Henkels, Director of Development

512-322-5135 x601

 

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