Free clinic volunteers losing patients to treat

I am a health care professional and have been a free clinic volunteer for the past 5 years. Over the past year, we have been seeing fewer and fewer patients each week. We went from closing the doors after 20 patients to as few as 5-6 patients showing up a day. There have even been a few days where we have had more volunteers than patients. While I suppose it’s good that these former patients now have health insurance, our medical students don’t have anyone to treat, and we have fewer volunteer spots for learning purposes. I think this is most likely the ACA’s fault.

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