I witnessed the visceral need for health care for all firsthand this April while filming a documentary about a free "pop-up" medical clinic set up on the NASCAR Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee by an organization called Remote Are Medical.
The health care reform law will go a long way toward solving the access problem in this country. When fully implemented, the number of uninsured Americans will drop by an estimated 30 million. But more than 20 million others will still be uninsured.
I wish every candidate for public office would be required to spend an hour or two volunteering at one of the free clinics operated throughout the country by a nonprofit organization, Remote Area Medical.
With all the talk in the media about health care reform, there are some who say we have the best health care system in the world. If this is true, then the definition I am choosing to use is the one I saw on display all last week.
The day before six centrist Senators signed a letter to halt health care reform, citizens were lining up for health care provided by Remote Area Medical, a non-profit relief corps dedicated to providing free health care.