By Antonia Cereijido and Sophia Paliza-Carre – – Image Not Credited.

Three days inside in Chicago—the largest free health clinic in the country, which serves only people without insurance. Free clinics have only been around in the United States starting in the 1960s and 1970s. They began as places to support a growing number of young people who ran away from home, were not insured, or were addicted to drugs.  There are nearly 28 million uninsured people in the U.S., and for some of them, free clinics are their safety net.

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