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Three-day free clinic offers care to underinsured, uninsured in Appalachia

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Uninsured family Betty (center), James Jr. and James Ramsey (top right) wait at dawn to attend the Remote Area Medical (RAM) free clinic at the Bristol Motor Speedway, located in the mountains of Appalachia, on April 15, in Bristol, Tenn.

More than one thousand uninsured and underinsured people received free medical, dental, vision and pulmonary treatments provided by volunteer doctors, dentists, optometrists, nurses and support staff during the three day clinic in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, one of the poorest regions in the country.

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