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Free healthcare clinic at L.A. Sports Arena draws 4,800
Los Angeles Times

On one side of the Los Angeles Sports Arena on Thursday morning, doctors treated patients for swollen feet, breathing problems and high blood pressure.

On the other side, county health workers began enrolling them in a free coverage program in preparation for the federal healthcare overhaul.

Many of the 4,800 people seeking care at the annual massive free clinic this weekend will become eligible for health insurance in 2014 when the national law takes effect.

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