ACTION ITEM! Support Our Lady of Hope Clinic!

I have an ACTION ITEM for you good readers. You have been generous to causes I have mentioned in the past.  Sometimes people have a hard time finding causes to support.  This is one of them that I admire.

RIGHT NOW… they have a “matching grant” going on.  Every donation to the clinic from now to the end of the year will be matched, so your donation does double duty.

I have written about Our Lady of Hope Clinic before.  This is one of the worthiest causes I have seen for a while and it could use your help, wherever you are.

Read more HERE and HERE

This could be a new model for health care in a rapidly changing – disintegrating – time.  The “Affordable” Care Act really… isn’t.  It is going to be harder in the future for people to get health care, not easier.  And for those without much bucks?

They have a DONATION page.

Tell them Fr. Z sent you.

Contact Julie Jensen, Director of Development, at Julie   -AT- ourladyofhopeclinic -DOT- org, or by calling (608) 957-1137.

I was recently in the clinic a couple times for … something.  It was like a meeting of the United Nations in there!  They said that whenever I mention them on the blog, they get donations from all over.

In the clinic you see a sign on the wall explaining that
“Our Lady of Hope Clinic practices medicine consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church”

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.”

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.

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  1. Jacob says:

    This TIME article from last year talks about how concierge medicine is gaining ground. Very interesting read.

  2. iamlucky13 says:

    I’m not sure what I think of the subscription-based payment model instead of paying based on services provided, but at least they get around the insurance company price inflation and seem to be able to run their service ethically.

    Regardless of the payment model, however, something has to change, and I’m really glad to hear of t least a partial alternative to the system we are shackled with by law. A recent relative’s stay in the hospital cost $4900 per day just for the room. The doctor’s chargers were on top of that!

    Others respond by saying, “Praise Obama that I have insurance,” but insurance appears instead to me to be one of the culprits in system that overprices health care.

    It would be one thing if that were the actual cost of care, but I’ve seen figures for hospital facility and overhead costs, doctor and nurse pay, insurance, etc, and they don’t come anywhere close to what gets charged. My estimates are corroborated by European health care costs, which (rationing and other problems aside), are typically in the range of 1/4 to 1/2 the costs of equivalent care in the US.

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