Medical students provide free service to uninsured in New York City

Nearly 1 million New York City residents are still uninsured. Most of them get health care in emergency rooms, city hospitals or community health centers, if they get care at all. They can also go to two student-run free clinics that take in a few dozen patients per week. Dr. Neil Calman, head of the Institute for Family Health, says the clinics perform a valuable service, both for patients and for future physicians. “This is an opportunity for medical students to get involved in the business-end of seeing what health care is like for people who don’t have the same kind of access that they have to it,” he says. Obama Care has not eliminated the need for the services provided by the clinics.

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Medical students provide free service to uninsured in New York City

Nearly 1 million New York City residents are still uninsured. Most of them get health care in emergency rooms, city hospitals or community health centers, if they get care at all. They can also go to two student-run free clinics that take in a few dozen patients per week. Dr. Neil Calman, head of the Institute for Family Health, says the clinics perform a valuable service, both for patients and for future physicians. “This is an opportunity for medical students to get involved in the business-end of seeing what health care is like for people who don’t have the same kind of access that they have to it,” he says. Obama Care has not eliminated the need for the services provided by the clinics.

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