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Even teachers turning to free clinics
Orange County Register

The Ford family of Anaheim – at least the mother, father and one of the daughters – are teachers who, like a growing number others you’d probably think of as middle class, get most of their health care at a free clinic. Well, except for when one of them has the H1N1 flu and is coughing up blood. When that happens – when an uninsured family member becomes sick enough that they could, in fact, pass disease along to insured people – the Fords dip into retirement money to pay for a trip to a private doctor.