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Michael Jordan Gives Back To The Community By Donating $7 Million To Open A Clinic Which Will Provide Care For Uninsured Patients
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Michael Jordan Gives Back To The Community By Donating $7 Million To Open A Clinic Which Will Provide Care For Uninsured Patients

NBA legend and Charlotte Hornets’ owner, Michael Jordan, is giving back to the community. Recently, he cut the red ribbon at the opening of the Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic which aims to provide care for uninsured patients. Situated in Charlotte, North Carolina, the clinic opened its doors two years after Jordan pledged to donate $7 million to open two medical facilities.

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The location of the clinic was not a mere coincidence. Jordan chose to benefit the hometown he was born in and give back to the place which shaped him as a person and led him to the path of success. During an emotional opening speech, Jordan said: “This is a very emotional thing for me to be able to give back to a community that has supported me over the years.”

Located in the lower-income part of the city, the new clinic will benefit underprivileged and uninsured people in need who reside in the area.

In 2014, Harvard University/UC Berkeley conducted an assessment in which Charlotte was ranked 50th out of 50 in economic mobility for children born into poverty. “I believe that your ZIP code or neighborhood should not determine the quality of your health care – or whether or not you can even get care at all,” said Michael Jordan.

The clinic has 12 patient exam rooms, an X-ray room, and space for physical therapy. Apart from taking care of patients’ health, the clinic will have a social worker for social support purposes. The clinic will be run by Novant Health.

The company’s CEO Carl Armato said in a statement: “At Novant Health, we are deeply committed to caring for patients beyond our walls. This clinic will not only provide access to medical care for those who need it most, but it will connect them to resources to ensure their health extends beyond the doctor’s office. We are so grateful for Michael Jordan’s continued partnership and generous gift, which will transform thousands of lives in the west Charlotte community.”

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Bilal Ali
Community Member
2 years ago

My cousin has got me thinking that if governments were doing their jobs, we have no need for charities.

Brivid
Community Member
2 years ago

Super rich people and corporations help fund campaigns (in the US). If politicians want to win or be relected they must support things that balances the needs of their biggest donors with the needs of their base voters. This leads to a lot of problems because most of the time the two groups do not benefit from the same policies. So basically they try to convince regular voters that what is good for rich people is good for the rest of us. Republicans are worse about this than Democrats, but they get away with it because tbey scream that Democrats will raise your taxes. The secret is that they usually only want to raise taxes on the wealthy. Otherwise, all the politicians try to use hot button identity issues such as gay marriage and abortion to manipulate the population.

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Chris DiFonso
Community Member
2 years ago

I hope that one day there will be free, or very low cost, basic health care for everyone in America

Shawn Frame
Community Member
2 years ago

What an awsome thing to do for those that are truly in need of healthcare that cannot afford it but truly are in need of it. Our Politicians do absolutely nothing anymore for the people of America... It's Absolutely sad as well as disgustting what they get paid and they are supposed to be of the people for the people? We vote these people into office with hopes of change. The sad part is they leave us with just that pocket change while they line their pockets... Thanks Michael Jordan for going above and beyond the call of duty..

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Bilal Ali
Community Member
2 years ago

My cousin has got me thinking that if governments were doing their jobs, we have no need for charities.

Brivid
Community Member
2 years ago

Super rich people and corporations help fund campaigns (in the US). If politicians want to win or be relected they must support things that balances the needs of their biggest donors with the needs of their base voters. This leads to a lot of problems because most of the time the two groups do not benefit from the same policies. So basically they try to convince regular voters that what is good for rich people is good for the rest of us. Republicans are worse about this than Democrats, but they get away with it because tbey scream that Democrats will raise your taxes. The secret is that they usually only want to raise taxes on the wealthy. Otherwise, all the politicians try to use hot button identity issues such as gay marriage and abortion to manipulate the population.

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Chris DiFonso
Community Member
2 years ago

I hope that one day there will be free, or very low cost, basic health care for everyone in America

Shawn Frame
Community Member
2 years ago

What an awsome thing to do for those that are truly in need of healthcare that cannot afford it but truly are in need of it. Our Politicians do absolutely nothing anymore for the people of America... It's Absolutely sad as well as disgustting what they get paid and they are supposed to be of the people for the people? We vote these people into office with hopes of change. The sad part is they leave us with just that pocket change while they line their pockets... Thanks Michael Jordan for going above and beyond the call of duty..

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