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Medical group offers free care to uninsured
The Mercury News

When Shelly Hagen’s 6-year-old son caught a cold that crept into a persistent cough, she made a trip to Santa Clara Urgent Care. It turned out to be a routine respiratory infection, but the visit was nothing less than extraordinary — it was free. Like 250,000 other Santa Clara County residents, Hagen is uninsured. As a self-employed, single mother with a pre-existing condition, she said she can’t afford the $850 per month it would cost to have private insurance.