Help bring free health care to New Orleans

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A volunteer for the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics helps a patient.
A volunteer for the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics helps a patient.
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On July 3, 2013, Rev. Sharpton and the PoliticsNation team will travel to New Orleans to host a special edition of the show from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center where the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics will be operating a free clinic that will help care for people who have no health insurance. We need your help to make it a reality.

How can I help?

You can register to volunteer here:

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And please consider donating today:

Why should I help?

With Republican lawmakers in both Louisiana and nearby Texas rejecting the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion program, more than a billion dollars in federal funds has been kept from the states and the people they serve. That means more than a million people who would get care under the program have limited options right now. This clinic gives those people a way to get care.

The organizers typically find about 80% of patients who attend their free clinics could be called “working poor” – people who have jobs and work hard, but still don’t have health insurance for one reason or another. In order to help give those people what is sometimes life-saving health care, NAFC needs volunteers and donations.

If you need more reasons, check out more of our coverage of this important issue.