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In 2009, Vineet Singal was working at a free medical clinic in Galveston, Texas, a community that had been devastated by not only the financial recession, but also Hurricane Ike. He saw firsthand how the lack of follow-up, proper access to information, and the absence of comprehensive care prevented patients [...]
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