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Bandera Courier
Thursday December 14, 2017
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Nagel Clinic serves many

Judith Pannebaker

This past Sunday the editorial page of the San Antonio paper headlined the tragedy of lack of health care for San Antonio's low income women and couples who earn too much to qualify for subsidized coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
We have many individuals and couples in Bandera County who have the same problem. But we also have a good solution provided by The Arthur Nagel Community Clinic adjacent to and built by Helping Hand, providing free health care for those that live in Bandera County who meet their criteria for service.
We applaud their service, under the leadership of Directer Bruce Hanks and Nurse Practitioner Debbie Zacheus.
Some of people you helped us help this week included:
• A single man lost his job and moved to Bandera to look for another. A friend let him stay in a cabin, but it had no heat. We gave him a heater and a box of food.
• Another single man was disabled drawing only SSI payments. We helped with his water and electricity bills.
• An elderly couple lived only on income from Social Security. We helped with their electric bill.
• A lady gets income only from a part-time job. We helped put propane into her tank.
• Another agency sent us a man who couldn't work due to a severe degenerative disease. We gave him a box of food and helped with his electric bill.
Helping Hand, our thrift store, furniture barn, and walk-around trail in the Tranquility Garden are located at 1116 12th Street in Bandera. Mailing address is PO Box 1092, Bandera, TX 78003. Call us at 830-796-8300. All donations are tax deductible.