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One of the Largest Free Healthcare Clinics in the Country Proves We Need a Single Payer System

by Susan Fried

The fifth Seattle/King County Clinic starts Thursday September 20 at KeyArena. More than 4,000 people will descend on Seattle Center seeking free medical, vision, and dental care over the four days of the clinic. According to the Clinic’s website, the clinic has provided 16,300 patients with almost $14 million in direct services given by more than 13,800 volunteers over the past four years. This is an incredible accomplishment, and I am even considering getting in line myself on September 20 for some vision or dental care because neither are covered under my incredibly expensive health insurance policy.

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Free Clinic Assists Thousands, Highlights Lack of Healthcare Access

by Susan Fried

Hundreds of eager patients waited patiently in long lines outside of Key Arena on Thursday for the first day of the Seattle/King County Clinic. Many had already waited several hours at the adjacent Fisher Pavilion just for a chance at an admission ticket. Continue reading Free Clinic Assists Thousands, Highlights Lack of Healthcare Access