One of the exciting things we are working on at church is starting a free clinic to serve our community. Many of the people who come to our food pantry do not have access to basic medical services and we want to change that. We think that it is wrong that our brothers and sisters often have to choose between food on the table and health care.
In any other "first world" country (Canada, all of Europe, etc.) there would be no need for a free clinic. The idea of a church free clinic is redundant and laughable in England. The same idea is inadequate and sad in the United States.