Hundreds of people showed up at a free
clinic in eastern Kentucky to receive medical, dental and vision
Alison Sizemore of Hazard camped in a tent with her 3-year-old
son, while her husband slept in the truck, so they could be ready
for dental checkups early Saturday at the clinic at a high school
gym in Pikeville.
Sizemore tells the Lexington Herald-Leader that her husband was
laid off from his job at Wal-Mart in January, so they lost his
health care coverage. She lost her job when a sandwich shop closed.
The clinic is offered by the Remote Area Medical Volunteer
Corps, a nonprofit group based in Knoxville, Tenn. Pikeville
dentist Bill Collins says the patients rely on the clinic or they
go without health care.
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