The Affordable Care Act is spelling the demise of free healthcare clinics across the country, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Of clinics across 28 states, almost a dozen in the past two years have cited Obamacare as their reason for shutting their doors.
Both The Good Samaritan Free Clinic in Rock Island, Illinois, and the Ninth Street Ministries Free Medical Clinic in Polk County, Arkansas, shut their doors this year saying their missions were complete. Now that most of their former clients have medical insurance, many through expanded Medicaid, they are no longer needed, they say.
“When we started we said if there ever was almost universal health care, our mission was accomplished,” Good Samaritan co-founder Kerry Humes told the Journal.
Dr. Rick Lochala, founder of Ninth Street clinic, told My Pulse News earlier this year the closure was bittersweet.