Recent reports estimate that the number of residents who are lacking health coverage in our nation has grown to 50 million. Of course, this increase is tied to the economic slump we are experiencing as employees have lost jobs, however, we must continue to address this problem or it will further spiral out of control.
As I write about the necessity for access to adequate healthcare I wish to remind the public that we are fortunate to have local healthcare resources in Hudson County. Specifically, residents are encouraged to utilize the medical services provided by the North Hudson Community Action Corporation as well as Federally Qualified Health Centers which provide primary healthcare for our region.
Furthermore, the CEO of North Hudson Community Action Corporation, Christopher F. Irizarry, continues to advance quality care for residents who seek treatment. I commend Mr. Irizarry’s approach to managing North Hudson Community Action Corporation which is rooted in treating both the patient and the person, offering an experience which encourages healing.
In the future, we must look to be inventive in providing healthcare for all of our residents. As a nation, we should be focused on achieving first-rate medical attention for all of our citizens.
Brian P. Stack