La Clinica closing's ripple effectby Cathy Wurzer, Minnesota Public Radio
With the closing of La Clinica en Lake next month, area community clinics are making preparations to serve the 5,200 patients who will have to find new health care providers.
The clinic on Lake Street, which focused on serving Spanish as well as English-speaking people, is being forced to close its doors because too many of its patients are uninsured and unable to pay for services.
As the patients begin looking for new health care providers, the remaining clinics and hospitals could begin feeling the same budgetary pinch.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer talked with Walt Cooney, executive director of the Neighborhood Health Care Network, about the ripple effect of La Clinica's closing.