by Cory Thompson For nearly three decades, the Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Medical Ministry has provided free and low-cost medical care for people who are uninsured or underinsured. During that time, the ministry expanded to include two pharmacies and a dental clinic. Nearly all these services are located at the ABCCM Doctors’ Medical Clinic at 155 […]
“In this crazy system, if you earn little, you pay lots. Our governor refused federal money to expand Medicaid, and although I have a master’s degree and was a teacher, I never worked more than a year in one place, so I have no pension.”
About 100 people waited in line outdoors overnight on Aug. 4 for the chance to receive free dental care today, Aug. 5, at a clinic set up in the gym of A-B Tech’s Coman Student Center.
Photo by Jonathan Welch