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Thu Dec 4, 2014, 07:36 PM

Last day at the homeless clinic.

This clinic has been a part of my life in one way or another for almost ten years. I worked here as a Medical Assistant until 2008, when I left to attend Physician Assistant School. Right after graduation in 2010, I found myself back here doing the work I love, providing health care for the homeless population.

What with one thing and another, the municipal organization that contracted for medical care has decided not to renew our contract. So today is my last day.

It's not all bad, though. They were planning to dilute the mission here, admitting patients from subsidized housing, and so on. And that's fine. They need health care, too. but my heart is really with the people who are grinding it out, day by day, on the streets.

I'll still be with the same community health organization that hired me in 2010. But now, I'll be working at our mainstream clinic full-time. And thanks to the ACA, a lot of my homeless patients will be able to follow me over there, since they have insurance now, and won't need grant-covered health care. Thank you, President Obama!



So, it's not all bad. And I'll have a shorter commute from now on. But I will miss this place.

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Aristus Dec 2014 OP
sheshe2 Dec 2014 #1
rurallib Dec 2014 #2
femmocrat Dec 2014 #3
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CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2014 #5

Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Dec 4, 2014, 08:31 PM

1. Thank you Aristus...

For who you are and what you will continue to do.

She~

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Dec 4, 2014, 10:03 PM

2. my hat is off to folks like you

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Dec 4, 2014, 10:47 PM

3. It's good that ACA is helping your indigent patients.

Wishing you well in your new location.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Dec 4, 2014, 11:44 PM

4. Thank you for what you do. You must have a kind (but sturdy) heart.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Dec 5, 2014, 12:07 AM

5. I hope working at the new clinic exceeds your expectations, my dear Aristus!

I know your patients will be glad to see you there.

Here's to new beginnings!

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