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Health Care for All, With Obama Down the Street
New York Times

First through the door of the Portland Community Health Center on Thursday morning was a stick figure of a man, oblivious to the homemade signs and the White House advance team across the street. He had a bald eagle drawn on his sweatshirt, a street-hard weariness in his eyes, and a throbbing pain in his right hand.

Sarah Andel, a nurse practitioner, knew this man, James Hierl: how he lived in a shelter; how his depression made eating seem futile.