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Summit Daily letters: Summit Community Care Clinic thanks its supporters

Care Clinic thanks its supporters

Much of the Summit County community may know that the Summit Community Care Clinic has been experiencing a shortfall in its budget and struggling to maintain current services levels under the increasing pressure of rising numbers of uninsured residents in our community. It's been a challenging time and the Care Clinic continues to fight on, to provide incredible services and high-quality health care for our neighbors, friends and families.

There is an ongoing and long-term struggle for the Care Clinic to provide these services. The need for affordable and quality health care continues to rise. With future increasing insurance premiums and continued high costs of living, the clinic will remain in a precarious situation and continue to depend greatly on this community. Support for the Care Clinic remains critical, as access to health care becomes an even greater issue for Summit County.

I am writing today, in the midst of the ongoing challenge, to express tremendous gratitude to our towns and county, who have each recently made a significant contribution to the Care Clinic. These contributions from Summit County Government, town of Breckenridge, town of Silverthorne, town of Dillon and town of Frisco, have totaled $200,000 back to the Care Clinic, in addition to their financial support already given from grants and annual contributions.

This support is remarkable. It speaks volumes of our governing entities and of their tremendous investment in continuing to provide critical resources for our residents. Without this kind of leadership and commitment, the Care Clinic would not be looking at its 24th year of service to the Summit County community. Thank you for the continued partnership and support of the Care Clinic's work.

Pat Kopystainskyj, RN

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