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Congressman Gene Green wants to encourage more doctors to volunteer their services at community health centers.

Currently many doctors can not afford to do so, because they would have to provide their medical malpractice insurance.  Green has introduced legislation that would allow the federal government to provide that coverage.

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He says volunteer doctors are desperately needed at the health centers that care for the poor and uninsured.

“In our district,  or they work and they can’t afford it, so these clinics are vital to them,” Green said.

Congressman Green says doctors who donate their time could alleviate a workforce shortage that is making it difficult for community health centers to care for everyone.

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