Thousands Seek Health Care at No-Cost Event in Oakland
From last Saturday through Tuesday, the not-for-profit Remote Area Medical hosted a no-cost medical care clinic at the Oakland Coliseum. More than 3,000 individuals received dental, medical and vision services. One physician at the clinic, Julie Forister, said that many patients she served were covered by Medicare or Medi-Cal but that budget cuts led them to forgo dental and eye care. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program.
- "Free Clinic Draws Thousands to Oakland Coliseum" (Mu, "Crosscurrents," KALW, 4/14).