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ej510 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 12:01 AM
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Ed Schultz, host of MSNBCs The Ed Show, will be marking the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina by hosting a free clinic for the uninsured at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on August 29. The event will be just the latest of the liberal firebreathers efforts to lend a hand to the communitys residents in the wake of the disaster, and a refreshing reminder that the world of bare-knuckle political punditry can produce tangible good for people.

Ed Schultz will host the free clinic along with the National Association of Free Clinics. According to a press release, the free clinics have prevented seven suicides, diagnosed four cases of cancer, and delivered healthcare to over 13,000 uninsured people since 2009.

Schultz also hosted a free clinic in New Orleans in 2010, and has been involved with the community since shortly after Hurricane Katrina, launching the Adopt a Family of Hurricane Katrina Trust Fund. He broadcast live from Gulfport, and raised money on his radio show to directly aid victims of the disaster. He even relocated 20 Katrina survivors to Fargo, ND (his hometown), and helped get them jobs.

The free clinics also underscore the sad state of health care in America. As Schultz points out, many of the people who attend these clinics havent been to a doctor in years. People may disagree about how to fix the problem, but theres little disagreement that Americans shouldnt have to get sick, or even die, just because they cant afford not to.

If you wish to donate to the National Association of Free Clinics, you can text the word HEALTH to 50555. Each text is a $10 donation. /

This is great and sad. Great because people need the check ups and sad because we need free clinics in America.
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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 06:12 AM
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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 06:22 AM
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2. Anyone have producer contact information for the Ed Show? n/t
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