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Free Clinics Fill Void to Provide Uninsured with Care

President Barack Obama will appear before a joint session of Congress tomorrow night to lay out his plan for the future of health care. The president says he hopes the public insurance option can put a dent in the estimated 46 million people living in America without insurance. But while Congress debates their next move, the sick and the uninsured still need care. CommunityHealth is a free clinic in Chicago's West Town neighborhood that provides free medical help to the uninsured. The clinic is run by volunteers and donations and grants. CommunityHealth and other clinics like it might well face changes if our health system is transformed. CommunityHealth Executive Director Judy Haasis explains what lies ahead for free clinics in the current health care discussion.

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