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Minnesota clinic offers free visit for its laid-off patients

Minneapolis Star Tribune, February 20, 2009

Obstetrics and Gynecology Services, P.A., a six-physician practice in Minnesota, is offering a free preventive visit for current patients who've been laid off and lost their health insurance. K. Anthony Shibley, MD, said he's seeing about two patients a day who've lost their jobs and are rushing to get an appointment before their insurance runs out. "We know that staying current with preventive care not only keeps patients healthy, but also cuts down on future healthcare costs," Shibley told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "None of us at the practice feel it's the right thing to do to just cut them loose."