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As Republicans weaken health care law, free clinics worry about ripple effect (video)

The executive director of Urban Ministries of Wake County is among those closely watching Republican efforts in the State House to challenge the new federal health law.

Anne Burke says since the recession began they have seen a real uptick in people seeking care from their Open Door Clinic, one of the first free clinics in North Carolina. And Burke is convinced the Affordable Care Act will provide a better system of care for individuals who now often wait until their condition is critical before seeking medical treatment.

A report released this week by the NC Health Access Coalition further details how the individual mandate (under fire by House Bill 2) will control health care costs and eliminate insurance denials.

Burke recently appeared on News & Views with Chris Fitzsimon to discuss her concerns about state budget cuts, efforts to undermine the federal health care law, and the impact on her nonprofit:

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