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Free Health Clinics Highlight Growing Desperation

The crowds lining up alongside the Quadrangle building on the campus of Riverside Community College Saturday weren’t there for a rock concert or basketball game. They came to see a doctor or dentist for free – more than a year after Congress passed health care reform. Diabetic Carla Matson lost her job along with her medical and dental insurance. Maggie Feingold works as a cook but can’t afford health insurance for her hypertension.