Saturday, September 29, 2012

Thousands Line Up Days in Advance For Free Health Care

Breaking hearts, one day in Modern Republican Utopia at a time:
What is that line up there outside the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, just across the way from the Coliseum, for? Phineas and Ferb on Ice? Extra USC football tickets? No, but it does involve children and the University of Southern California. 
See, volunteers from the schools of medicine and dentistry at USC, partnered with the organization Care Harbor, are currently giving free health and dental care to people who come to the L.A. arena. It started yesterday and will continue through Sunday. 
Oh, the line-sitters? They aren't waiting to get in to see a doctor or a dentist. No, that only began Thusday. That line is from Monday, when they started handing out wristbands so that nearly 5000 people without insurance could get that lump checked or that cavity filled.
Mitt Romney wants more of this. No, really - Mitt Romney wants more of this. Roll that around the old noggin for while. And then toss this in:
One last thing: the reason people lined up so early? That's obvious. Because the clinic only had so much time and so many volunteers. And people, sick people, hurting people, dying people, were turned away.
More here. And here. And more Romney here.

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