Millions of low-income Americans lack adequate access to affordable health care, and there’s no shortage of physicians, dentists, and other medical professionals ready, willing and able to donate their time to care for underserved patients.
Volunteer Care empowers doctors by removing barriers for physicians, dentists, and other medical professionals to donate their time to care for low-income patients, allowing medical professionals to receive Continuing Medical Education credits for their volunteerism, and protecting doctors from abusive medical malpractice lawsuits.
Physicians, dentists, and other medical professionals are ready, willing, and able to donate their time to care for low-income patients. Florida’s Volunteer Health Services program is one example how innovative solutions can leverage existing medical resources to maximum effect. Since the reforms were enacted in 1992, millions of low-income patients have gained access to needed medical care. The state was able to secure free care for patients valued at more than $2.6 billion not by expanding or creating welfare programs, but by unleashing the power of private charity.