One committee member who made an impression, herself, was Dr. Karen Kinsell, who is the only health care provider in Clay County and essentially works as a volunteer.
It was her first visit to the Capitol, she said, and though missing work meant missing patients, she said she hoped she could have a greater impact on the committee. “I was extremely impressed and heartened by the attendance and the true interest,” Kinsell said. The room was standing-room-only.
Kinsell said she sees about 30 patients a day, and many can’t pay and have nowhere else to go.