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October 01, 2009

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Robyne

fantastic news! The Walgreen on the corner does not have a health clinic. The nearest one is at 39th and Broadway. It's too bad their hours will be so limited, but perhaps if there are many clients, they will extend the hours. There are people in the neighborhood with insurance, just no doctors.

Anne M

I'm sorry, but one clinic does not equal universal health care. And although it is admirable that 2 organizations are stepping up, it would be nice if the Republican Party stepped up for health reform instead of being the Party of No.

Brent Toellner

Thanks Anne, for proving my point. While it's easy to sit around and point fingers at the government for not stepping up and doing their job, I definitely think it is worthy of applause that people are going out and making a difference in my community. If everyone who thought there needed to be change made a difference in their own communities in their own ways then we would be sitting around pointing at the government wishing they would take care of it for us. It is time for people to be the change in the world.

On a side note, I also think it's interesting that everyone likes to point fingers at the Republicans on this. Yes, they are the party of no, but it is worth noting that the Dems have held both houses in Congress for the past four years -- and still no change. They now hold a supermajority in the Senate, and STILL can't get a bill out of the Senate.

There's more than enough blame to go around at the Federal Level...it's time for people to step up and make a change for the better.

InsideBub

Brent,

Individuals and grassroots groups stepping up and trying to make a difference are too be admired - and supported to the greatest extent possible. Will all such efforts be successful? I'm afraid not, but I believe that such a failure would only reinforce the call to action. As the saying goes, "If the people will lead, the leaders will follow." InsideBub

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