Access to Health Care in our Neighboring Counties
During the summer following my junior year in college, I completed an externship with the National Health Service in Mobile, Alabama. Aside from my clinical responsibilities, I was asked to help put together a grant application that would later provide health care services to underserved areas in lower Alabama. It was during this summer that I was first exposed to the issue of insufficient access to health care that has plagued our system for many years. That was twenty years ago, yet we still find this issue a hot topic in today’s discussions about the failings of our current health care system.