I wrote last year about Our Lady of Hope Clinic. A new/old model for Catholic health care? An interesting small clinic.
Our Lady of Hope Clinic, located in Madison, provides 100% pro-life primary care to all patients; and free care to the community’s uninsured population. The Clinic, the only one of its kind in the State, is based on St. Luke’s Family Practice in Modesto, CA. Our Lady of Hope Clinic is primarily funded by benefactor patients who pay a modest annual fee for concierge medicine. Their fee entitles our benefactors to direct access to a personal physician, Dr. Michael Kloess, twenty-four hours a day, seven days each week, as well as additional benefits. More importantly, because benefactors pay an annual fee for unlimited medical care, Our Lady of Hope Clinic does not bill insurance providers. Our patients and our medical provider are empowered to make important medical decisions, not a representative of an insurance company. The benefactor fees are then available to support the Clinic’s philanthropic mission of treating uninsured individuals free of charge.
Recently there was an article about this great little clinic in the Wisconsin State Journal. The article goes into the plight many people are/will be in because of loss of employment and loss of insurance because of our friends the Dems and Obamacare.
Therefore, they will not refer for abortion, prescribe contraception, refer for sterilization, refer for in vitro fertilization, etc.
“We will practice in complete accord with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.”
Again, this is a worthy cause. I suggest that it is a model that may be duplicated in other places, especially as the chaos really starts to begin in healthcare in these USA.