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Medical-legal partnership broadens health efforts to fight for social justice

Medical-legal partnership broadens health efforts to fight for social justice

Dinelia Pabon, a 58-year-old former preschool teacher with asthma, diabetes and other health issues, huddled in her apartment in a Victorian-era house in Spencer, amid boxes she's packing to move as soon as she can get a new place.

At least her electricity and heat were turned back on and replacement windows had recently been installed to keep the wind from blowing in and heat from racing out.

Ms. Pabon told her UMass Memorial Health Care primary care doctor last summer that her electricity had been cut off after she couldn't pay an outstanding $3,000 bill racked up over two months in winter.

For the rest of the story, published in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette, click here.

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