This letter is in response to the Olympia Union Gospel Mission’s April 20 article in the opinion section of The Olympian. This is to reassure you that The Olympia Free Clinic will remain open. The need for our services remains strong.
The Congressional Budget Office’s latest estimate is that 30 million people in our country — 1 in 10 Americans — will remain uninsured following the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act. This includes significant numbers of area residents who are our neighbors, friends and relatives.
While we are continuing to monitor state and federal efforts around health care reform, we are convinced that nonprofit, volunteer driven, community-based clinics such as ours must remain vibrant and sustainable for years to come.