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Good Morning for Health!******
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Supporters of Family Health Care gathered at Lidia's Italy Kansas City restaurant on Wednesday, April 2

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We enjoyed a delicious Italian breakfast while benefiting the clinic's services for uninsured and low-income patients.

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Over 100 people attended the first annual Good Morning for Health event! Guests heard a panel discussion about recent developments in the health-care arena including the recently-completed initial sign-up period for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, and the failed attempts in Missouri and Kansas to expand the Medicaid program. Stories of Family Health Care’s history and success with patients were shared during the panel as well. Family Health Care patient, David Graham, shared his experience with the clinic, showcasing the values FHC maintains on a daily basis; equality and compassion with everyone that walks through their doors.

Special thanks to our panel members for donating their time to this event; Brian Burns, Senior Vice President of integrated health services and chief health services executive for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City; David Graham, a patient of Family Health Care; Bill Hall, President of the Hall Family Foundation, and Dr. Sharon Lee, CEO of Family Health Care. Steve Kraske, host of the KCUR current-events program "Up to Date", moderated the discussion.
 
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Proceeds from the event will help to fund Family Health Care's services, which include, in addition to family medicine,  pediatrics, obstetrics, ophthalmology, dentistry, mental health  and legal services, literacy training and fitness.
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A tremendous thank you to our event Host Committee; Cheryl Jernigan, Julius Karash, Pat McCown, Joe Rosa and Richard Wetzel. We greatly appreciate your efforts and hard work!  Thank you to Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Children’s choir for sharing their beautiful voices with us and singing Happy Birthday to Family Health Care!
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Last, but certainly not least, Lidia’s! Thank you so much for your generosity and commitment to making this event a success!
We could not have done it without your wonderful staff!
 
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Story by: Karen Uhlenhuth

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