Tom Palzewicz

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Lake Area Free Clinic Visit

Today, I had the opportunity to tour the Lake Area Free Clinic, along with State Assembly Candidate Melissa Winker, and sit down with the clinic's team.

I asked them what the clinic's long term goals were and someone said "to go out of business." This clinic exists because our healthcare system is broken. Too many hard working Wisconsinites can't afford insurance. I heard about patients they served who couldn't afford to see a doctor and ended up having conditions that became untreatable before they came to the clinic.

America is the richest country on the planet, yet our citizens are dying because they can't afford to see a doctor. We have to fix that. We need to implement universal healthcare coverage and ensure everyone has access to affordable treatment so that clinics like this one are no longer necessary.

Maddie Palzewicz