Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Free Health Care in LA, 8,000 Today, Goes for 7 Days...UPDATE

They are doing free Health Care in Los Angeles today and for the next 7 days. 8,000 people lined up and camped out overnight to have eye exams, dental work, health screenings, all done free in the stadium at Inglewood, CA.

It is at the Great Western Forum, where the Lakers used to play. They do have private rooms for some treatments so there will be some privacy as needed.

This video is from CNN..that's the only video I have seen I got this from a comment I found on TPC. They are short doctors and dentists because they can only use ones from in state.

Yet, we have no crisis in Health Care... If this doesn't say we have a crisis, what does it say? 8,000 and they expect this many every day for 7 days. That's sad.

UPDATE***************** From Alternet..... we get this:

I just heard on TV that they think nearly 100,000 people showed up for this event. I don't know if that's true, but the crowd was much more vast that the above report indicates. Of course, there are three million uninsured in LA, so that's really just a drop in the bucket.

Just WOW... that's amazing to me in a way.. then again it isn't, we knew it was bad right?..now maybe people will start to see how bad it really is.. if only we had a media in this country that would show it.


ZIRGAR said...

Unfortunately, some retard GOP dimwit will say that this proves just the opposite is true. That this shows that people can get healthcare when they need it, and when it's done by the private sector, not by the government, blah, blah, blah. I can see it now. Mark my words. It's just too predictable. Morons.

mommapolitico said...

It's a classic example. We need this to happen, and we need it now more than ever. 14 million Americans losing their healthcare every single day. Many kids going to school without the proper immunizations...not getting care until they're extremely ill. It's immoral and wrong. Great post as always!

willis said...

The ONLY reason they'd do that down here in the Republic of East Texas would be to see if they could lure in some illegal people.