Remote Area Medical founder testifies about U.S. health care needs

The founder of Knoxville-based Remote Area Medical testified before a congressional committee about the need for health care changes in America.

"I'm the voice for the half a million patients that Remote Area Medical (RAM) has treated free of charge in 723 mobile clinics during the past 28 years. I'm one voice for the millions of people who are not part of our health care system. They've been left behind and forgotten and and I speak for them today," said Stan Brock.

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Brock testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging about the condition of health care in America.

He started by pointing out that the World Health Organization ranks the U.S. 37th in the world for its health care system.

Brock described the need he's seen over the years treating people who can't afford health care.

He noted that dental care is in largest demand at RAM clinics, with vision services a close second, because those services can't be found in an emergency room.


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