by Ilana Newman, The Daily Yonder Read more
In Lander, Wyoming, about 14 percent of residents do not have health insurance, and about 20 percent of Fremont County’s working population is uninsured. This means many Lander residents don’t receive medical treatment except through a public hospital’s emergency room during a medical crisis. To address that problem, a group of locals came together to create the Lander Free Medical Clinic, which provides access to free, preventative care to low-income and uninsured residents. “There’s not a lot of help out there for people with medical issues,” says Mark Lambert, a patient who recently received care. “This type of program is what makes it possible.” Watch the video below to learn more about how the clinic came to be and how the LOR Foundation’s support helped the clinic launch in early 2023.
Filmed and edited by Kirk Rasmussen, Topographic Media.
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