Helicopters hover over the remote area. Impoverished locals who have gone months without access to much-needed health care look up and know help has arrived. Soon, the American doctors and their medicines and supplies will be dropped into these people’s midst and will set-up impromptu clinics where, after traveling up to 200 miles and waiting in line for hours, those who arrive first may finally get the health treatment for which they are desperate.
Where is this happening? The United States of America.
Remote Area Medical is a charity that was created to provide health care in Third World countries. Now 60% of its work is done in urban and rural America.
60 Minutes had the shocking story last night.