Free Clinic troubled by MASSIVE increase of patients in New Orleans, Gulf region — “It’s QUITE DISTURBING to me” (VIDEO)
August 26th, 2010
600 patients have already signed up five days in advance of the NAFC’s New Orleans event, while few if any had signed up until just one day before for the group’s free clinic in Washington D.C. earlier THIS MONTH
From the NAFC website: “This clinic will help the uninsured of the Gulf region as we approach the 5 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and as the region is struggling with the current oil spill crisis.”
Countdown, MSNBC, August 26, 2010 at 8:30 p.m. EDT:
Rush Transcript Summary
MSNBC: You indicated early today that there was something different and disturbing about this one… the number of patients registered.
NICOLE LAMOUREUX, executive director, National Association of Free Clinics: It is overwhelming to me… We already have over 600 patients already registered [five days before clinic opens August 31], historically patients don’t start signing up until 24 hours in advance. That’s quite disturbing to me.