Dr. Phillip Stover is the medical director of the Franklin County Volunteers in Medicine Clinic in Louisburg, North Carolina. The clinic treats only county residents who live with chronic diseases. Most of the patients are below or hovering just above the poverty line and cannot afford private health insurance. Without this clinic, they would be unable to afford medical treatment or medication. After two years, the clinic is growing and, despite a few pitfalls, succeeding at its goal of serving the uninsured.
On The Line: Economic Hardship in North Carolina won an Honorable Mention for Best Multimedia Package in the NPPA 2008 Best of Photojournalism contest.