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Network set to connect Oklahoma County's uninsured

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: January 25, 2013

In an op-ed published in August, Hupfeld wrote that “the care of the underserved has been disjointed, disconnected and thus potentially ineffective.” Suggested was a network “that will pull together in a coordinated fashion all the resources required to have a transformational health care system for this underserved population.”

The county has as many as 100,000 lower-income residents with no health insurance. On the other hand, the area is a national leader in the number of free clinics per capita. The missing link was an effective way to connect patients at those clinics with services the clinics can't offer.

This network is emerging. It will need volunteers and support from charitable organizations. Please consider getting involved.

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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