Broken System: Remote Area Medical Tackles Health Care Gap the U.S.

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WISE, VIRGINIA-JULY 24: A member of the Virginia Defense Force keeps control at the gate of the Virginia-Kentucky Fairgrounds as 1,700 people enter the mobile medical camp set up by the Remote Area Medical (RAM) Expedition July 24, 2009. An army of seventeen hundred volunteers including individual doctors, nurses, members of the UVa medical and nursing schools, the Lions Club and the Health Wagon helped organize the event and provide services. Organizers estimate that they provided over $1.6 million USD worth of care including dental and optical services.