At a recent community meeting in Front Royal, Joan Richardson spoke about St. Luke's Community Clinic which provides care to the uninsured. I wanted to post the video of what she had to say because I think it's important that we recognize the hard work that they're doing at the clinic and the good that it is doing for the Warren County community.
At the same time, what Joan had to say is important to remember during the discussions surrounding health care reform. Despite the fact that they do get some assistance from donations and volunteers, they cannot provide the services that everyone needs and are not a solution to all the problems facing our health care system. In other words, despite the best intentions of hard working people at (and generous supporters of) clinics like St. Luke's there still needs to be some reform of the system if Virginians are all going to have access to the health care that they need.