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Nice shoes & fresh vegetables - Alumni discuss economy's effect on free medical care

March 7, 2010

I enjoyed the article "Nice Shoes and Fresh Vegetables" in the recent Alumni News.  Though I will be 89 in  about a week, I still have the privilege of giving back from my own medical school education over 60 years ago.  I have a couple of volunteer jobs.  One is as a SHIP (State Health Insurance Program) counselor, helping seniors and the disabled navigate the very complicated fields of Medicare and Medicaid for coverage and appeals and so forth.  The other is as a psychiatrist with the County Public Health Department, caring for the homeless, the uninsured, the most vulnerable in our society who are suffering most in this economic recession.  So, it was good to read about our other MCW alumni who give of their time and talents to help the needy uninsured.

Beatrice Simpler Braun, MD '49 

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