Illegal Farm Workers Get Health Care in Shadows
Before working with the New Routes project, I managed the interpreter services department of a well-known physician practice here in Madison, WI. I have lived in Madison for more the 14 years and I can attest to the improvements and continued efforts to improving access for the underserved. I know it is a work-in-progress, but it speaks about how Madison is ahead of the game in narrowing the gap in health care access for all.
It seems it is not the same in Madera, California. If you are interested in knowing more about, how immigrants in this part of the nation access a parallel health care system read the full article here.
“I’ve done so many cures that I’m exhausted; it gives me no time to rest,” said Herminia L. Arenas, 55, the curandera, or traditional healer, who has practiced in this Central Valley town since migrating 14 years ago from Oaxaca, in southern Mexico. “I want to retire, but I feel like I was sent here to help these people.” By KEVIN SACK Published: May 10, 2008 New York Times. Make sure to watch the video
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