August 4, 2010, on President Obama's birthday, 1200 uninsured people
received a gift. Well actually, it should not have been a gift, but a
right to health care. Sadly, 500 people were turned away. Many made
appointments in advance, and a certain number of walk-ins could be seen
until the DC Convention Center was overbooked. 1100 volunteers
including doctors, nurses, and those wore red Volunteer or blue Captain T-shirts.
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are 50 million uninsured people in our country. Many who came had lost
their jobs. People were given EKGs, tests for blood sugar, cholesterol,
hemoglobin, HIV AIDS, urine tests, eye exams, breast cancer and more,
and many were offered free follow-up appointments.
Volunteers said hat the people were very appreciative.