Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009 | This was an excellent article. voiceofsandiego does a great job covering education, housing, and of course, city politics, but I would love to see regular reports (perhaps even a dedicated column) on San Diego health care. Indirectly, more press coverage will help provide care to the underserved. Make no mistake about it — PHILANTHROPISTS READ VOICE OF SAN DIEGO.

Many of our fellow San Diegans are skipping primary care because they can’t afford $30 co-pays at a local clinic. We all know what happens next … their conditions fester, they head to the nearest emergency room, and our society pays their bill, which grows to $30,000.

There are people reading VOSD who have the means to underwrite many health clinic co-pays. This is an attractive, “upstream” intervention for donors looking to get the most bang for their philanthropic buck, so to speak. If you want to help people like Ángeles Hernandez, write these kinds of stories as often as possible. I guarantee it will make a difference.

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